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Old 21st March 2016
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How did they do that?

Was at the Light + Build exhibition in Frankfurt last week and one of the stands had a photo booth as a bit of entertainment...

The theme was lighting so the photos were a portrait, surrounded by lights.

The set-up was a black backdrop, a pair of Lastolite studio flash floods (with cable to the camera) and an assistant with various torches...

Camera was an OMD - possibly an EM5, but I couldn't really see...

Pressed the shutter and the exposure started, pressed the shutter again and the flash fired and the exposure continued as the subject was told to stand still while the assistant moved around behind and around the subject with the torches to give a patterned effect onto the photo, then the shutter was pressed again to complete the shot.

Camera was tethered to a PC and the photo was printed there and then with the company logo overlaid onto the front.

How do you think they'd got the camera set up?

I would have asked but they didn't speak English and I ran out of German.
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Re: How did they do that?

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Pressed the shutter and the exposure started, pressed the shutter again and the flash fired and the exposure continued as the subject was told to stand still while the assistant moved around behind and around the subject with the torches to give a patterned effect onto the photo, then the shutter was pressed again to complete the shot.

Camera was tethered to a PC and the photo was printed there and then with the company logo overlaid onto the front.
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I'll experiment later, but probably a TIME exposure with SLOW2 (2nd Curtain) flash, and "2f" multiple exposure.

In a dark studio, I can open the shutter, then fire the flash, then paint in the bits I want with another light.

The composite time exposure is excellent for this as you can watch it build the image and only lighter bits are added to the composite.

It's all getting really really clever.
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Re: How did they do that?

Sounds about right,

Given the amount of time they were taking over the painting with light bit, and the ambient light levels in comparison to the flash I guessed they must be simply using the time feature, but they were firing the flash from the camera, which confused me (a bear of little brain) so the multiple exposure must have been in use - I couldn't see how they were achieving two completely different exposure types though....
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Re: How did they do that?

It is the Live Composite mode which is available on all OMD cameras except the E-M5 Mk I.

This You Tube video from Olympus UKTV shows how it works.

For the E-M1 (with the latest firmware) the instructions are on page 41 but as usual are not very detailed.


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Re: How did they do that?

Well I'll be searching for more of those when I get home. I would never have worked it out from the manual!
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