Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Shooting in blacklight?
Old 08-29-2005, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 36037
Posts: 140
Comments: 0

objektiv is offline IP: 69.139.86.155
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I was asked to take some photos in a club that is going to be lit mainly with blacklight. I assume this works in theory because I think I've seen some shots using that paint that glows under blacklight but I also imagine that a tripod is a must and the light output is very low. We're probalby talking extremely long shutter speeds. I also imagine using a flash would totally wash out the blacklight effect and probably ruine the effect they're going for at this event and generally annoy everyone. Is it even possible to shoot something like this, especially hand holding the camera or would this just be a colossal waste of time? I have a nikon D70. It has up to 1600 ISO but the pictures look like [censored] at that setting and I'm willing to bet even at 1600 a club lit with blacklights isn't going to provide enough light to do anything worthwhile. If there's any way to make this work though please enlighten me. Thanks!
  View Public Profile Send a private message to objektiv Visit objektiv's homepage! Find More Posts by objektiv
 
seen them here somewhere....
Old 08-30-2005, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35977
Posts: 609
Comments: 0

Andy_Pearlman is offline IP: 66.245.210.3
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I recall seeing some blacklight pix posted here a few months back, maybe the poster or someone else will remember who it was to help you search for them. I've never shot under blacklight, but I believe somewhere there are blacklight strobes, or filters to make strobes into blacklight strobes. I'm thinking of the ones you see in haunted houses at Halloween, so you might try inquiring at theatrical lighting place, or Halloween supply place, especially since Halloween is coming up. I recall these images were quite sharp, involved some blur motion (intentional), and were not grainy. Its possible the photographer just used very long shutter speeds, or a ton of blacklights unit (I used to sell them when I was in high school - you just get the bulbs and use them in standard fluorescent fixturess) to get the intensity up where he needed it. Just because the club is lit with a few small, dim lights, doesn't mean you can't supplement it for the one time you shoot. If you have to shoot while the club is open to the public, and long shutter speeds don't work (maybe go in and run a test first), explain to the owner that you need to use additional constant lights, or to rent the strobes. You can't do magic, and he will have to pay for the additional cost.

Regards,
Andy Pearlman
Andy Pearlman Studio
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Andy_Pearlman Visit Andy_Pearlman's homepage! Find More Posts by Andy_Pearlman
 
Re: Shooting in blacklight?
Old 08-30-2005, 01:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Member GG#: 44363
Location: Wichita
Posts: 231
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to Flich

Flich is offline IP: 68.102.12.214
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Here is the thread Andy was talking about.

GG Thread with Blacklight Images

Frank
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Flich Visit Flich's homepage! Find More Posts by Flich
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting Out Pretty Girl Shooting (Part 3) jimmyd Main Community Forum 0 08-25-2010 06:56 PM
tethered shooting, pc-laptop specs? nakins Tech Talk Forum 0 12-03-2008 10:11 PM
Shooting Holley Dorrough in Virgin Islands Shoot photoshooter Main Community Forum 1 04-30-2006 05:28 AM
Outdoor shooting in cold weather. InfraRedAgency Main Community Forum 0 11-27-2005 07:11 PM
Thinking about shooting blacklight.. IIsassi Tech Talk Forum 0 09-10-2003 03:44 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 AM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93