Body in motion with blur - best way?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by rugbyphoto, Jan 28, 2006.

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    rugbyphoto Guest

    I have a tricky image I need to create:

    I need to photograph a person doing a cartwheel. The exposure needs to
    show the person in motion but with three distinct renderings of the
    body - at left of the frame in a strating position - at center with
    body inverted in the motion and - at the right edge of the frame at

    Would the best bet be multiple exposure with Photoshop blur, long
    exposure with stroboscopic flash or seconf curtain flash?

    rugbyphoto, Jan 28, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Depending on how much blur you want, around 1/15 / 1/8 with rear curtain
    sync then merge in photoshop.

    To do it in one exposure, you should have a perfect black background
    with few wrinkles and avoid lighting it with ambient (set the ambient
    lights high to illuminate the subject, but not the BG. And then strobe
    flash at whatever rate works (some flashes have a strobe that can be
    interval set and for n-many shots).

    If you have a digital SLR to experiment with, you'll close on a solution
    quicker than with film.

    Have fun.
    Alan Browne, Jan 28, 2006
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    UC Guest

    UC, Jan 28, 2006
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    rugbyphoto Guest

    Thank to you both, I will try those.
    Thanks too for the links above.

    rugbyphoto, Jan 30, 2006
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