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Mark Hamzy
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Well, I was playing around with some Strobist techniques that I recently learned. I started thinking about using it for food photography. But then I wondered how it would hold up for game photography. So I whipped out my metal Tichu box. And substituted it for the can of peanuts place-holder.

Since I was already lighting the background separately, I played around with adding a background dragon shadow. And I learned that it is surprisingly difficult to cut and place one properly so it it will it would be easily recognizable.



I could probably spend another 50 frames getting the shadow better with yet another cut out. But I think that I proved the point of my exercise.
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Nice work Mark.

Did you make the dragon shadow with your hands?
 
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CaptainCaveman wrote:
Did you make the dragon shadow with your hands?


That would have been easier! I printed a dragon out, cut it out with an exacto knife and propped it up with strings.

One thing that I learned about the flash was to use the multi-stroboscopic mode (around 30Hz or so) and press the test button. It looks exactly like a flash light and you can get an idea what the shadow will look like. Don't hold the button down too long, it tends to overheat the flash bulb.
 
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