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    For the How I took it Contest @ www.diyphotography.net/howitookit2012

    Another rainy day here in NJ so I decided to play with light bulbs again. There's an awesome tutorial here on how to do these shots.

    Here's my tip for these shots, in the tutorial they instruct you to squeeze the bottom of the light bulb with pliers to get the glass to break but I found an easier way that leaves much of the bulb in tact. Heat the glass up with a lighter and then dip the top of it in cold water. This cracks the glass and allows you to shape the opening with tweezers or needle nose pliers.

    Kira Swope, JohnCowiePhoto, cfoxtrot, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. George Probst 64 months ago | reply

      Cool technique and awesome results!

    2. - Hob - 64 months ago | reply

      i had no idea you could encourage bulbs to do this. Nice pic and cheers for the link to the tutorial.

    3. cfoxtrot 64 months ago | reply

      Wow that is really cool! Thanks for the tip I may have to try this!

    4. annmiller 64 months ago | reply

      You are quite creative! Cool shot!

    5. r4w8173 63 months ago | reply

      Really beautiful!

    6. TheLawry 62 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot man!! I found your pic through the tutorial that you already linked to.

      What were the settings on your camera for this shot? I wanna give this a go this weekend :-)

    7. SOBPhotography 62 months ago | reply

      Michael Eloff TheLawry Thanks man! Here are the settings and have fun!!!

      Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1000)
      Aperture f/8.0
      Focal Length 140 mm
      ISO Speed 200

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