Building upon my prior practice shots, this one involves 4 #flash units (with modifiers) and 2 light painting techniques. 121-second exposure, f/3.5, ISO 100, 50mm. If I continue to use the red acrylic (solid) rod, I either have to polish one end of it or increase the ISO so that I don't have to go so slow when creating the red circular #Backlight. It also means I'll be decreasing the intensity of all the flash units as well as the 2nd light painting source. The downside to this will be that the black backdrop may pick up some extra light with the higher ISO, and I really hate having to spend time editing my backdrops. Editing is zero fun for me. However, the black #Commando fabric backdrop, in addition to me blacking out almost the whole photo studio, has performed beyond my expectations, and I'm pretty sure there is more wiggle-room to work with. The easiest thing to do would be to just increase the light intensity of the flashlight lighting up the acrylic rod, but I'm already using the highest of 3 settings. This means the other lights will have to conform, unless I can figure out how to polish #acrylic to allow more light through the end of the rod. Apparently, I might also try roughing-up the acrylic rod with sandpaper, but that will be a last-resort for me, given it sounds much more difficult to undo that move, and acrylic isn't cheap.
See photo steps below if you're interested.
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If you're engaged or married, what encouraging advice have you been given that you've held on to? Earlier I stumbled upon these words on Pinterest (haha) and had to share: "Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break." Storing that one in my noggin'!