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Flash and Slash

Sometimes life can be blown away by a flash. It flattens faces and distorts colors and seems to suck the life out of people. Flash is almost never flattering... unless your a goth, then it really brings out your white makeup and ensures your blood-red lipstick and black fingernails pop!

I have been really enjoying using a technique where you use your flash but leave your aperture speed for a long exposure. it's great to allow you get your subject in focus but without creating a lifeless flat image. It normally adds an otherworldly effect. I really like to make sure the camera get lots of movement to make the effect blatant.

Click here to see the blurred life my camera has been witness to lately!

Época - Gotan Project - The Truth About Charlie - Music From The Motion Picture


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May. 16th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
I keep seeing .Mac accounts popping up. I know you've had yours for a time now. Do you think it's worth it? I'm contemplating a trial account but think that once it's established I'll want to keep it. It's only $100 for a year and I've got all those iLife features that I don't otherwise use.
May. 16th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
I think it's worth it just for the time it saves me. I just picked out the photos I wanted, did some quick touchup in iPhoto to remove a little shine and redeye and told it to turn it into a webpage... and was done... no endless uploading of files.
May. 16th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Sixth Sense.
I see white people.
May. 16th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
I've always loved that effect. First/second curtain flash, yay! Your photo album is like a parade of LJ-ers :-)
May. 16th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
nice. I have a flash/camera 35mm combo that allows for final curtain flash. wish I had a digital cam that had that feature.
May. 16th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
May I never hear anything about The Truth About Charlie for a loooooong time.
May. 16th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
It's not the aperture! Shutter is the time value! Aperture is how big the hole is!
May. 16th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Great pics Monkey.

I have to say. You have the kindest eyes I've ever seen.


May. 18th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting these! It was great to meet you.
May. 18th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It was great to meet you both. Hope you enjoyed your time in SF!
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