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The Watchman

Thanks to everyone for your comments, faves and invites.


Explored #2 as of 27th September 2010. (Sheesh, my ugly mug in explore! Who'd have thought!)


Featured on DIYPhotography (Thanks Udi!)




This is the first result of my DIY Hurricane Lantern Flash


Fancy location? Nah, just the backyard on a suitably British overcast day.

Fancy props? Nope, just a rain coat and my DIY flash.

Fancy post processing? Well if you can call an old copy of paintshop 8 fancy, no not really. Actually this is pretty much straight out of the camera with a few tweaks here and there.


If this sort of stuff takes your fancy then it wouldn't go amiss to check out the

DIY Photography site. There's a whole host of imaginative DIY ideas that'll keep you occupied for a while.


Also check out the Strobist site if you want to find out how to light your photography up with flashes/strobes. (There's a good section on how to balance ambient and flash that I remembered whilst doing this!)


Strobist info:- Olympus E410, 1/160th sec @ F9. Camera's onboard flash set to 1/64th just to trigger the DIY flashes sensor, (no exposure gained from this).

Oh, flash output....hmmm let me see, 305 volts with 120uF capacitor, accounting for losses that's got to be around 5 w/s. Oh yes, a whole 5 watts but then it only had to light my ugly mug :-)


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Taken on September 27, 2010