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Day 53 - Jedi Lightsaber Video Tutorial (Strobist Wars 5 of 7)

Day 53 of the 365 Photo Journey February 22, 2010.

 

“This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire. ” Obi-Wan

 

I have had a huge amount of people asking how I have been making my Lightsabers. So I have done up a post processing video of todays shot. You can check it out on my site

 

www.thephotojourney.com/2010/02/26/jedi-lightsaber-video-...

 

I'd love to hear your comments on the video and who knows if the response is good I will try and do plenty more throughout the year.

 

For this shot I wrapped myself up in a black sheet and used the handle of a mop as my lightsaber.

 

Sorry I have been so slack this week with uploads and commenting but I hope to get back on schedule this weekend after my bit 10km tunnel run on Sunday. The good thing is I have still managed to take a photo each day, I just haven't processed them. That includes a new Sportrait.

 

Thank god its Friday.

 

Strobist Info

-1 Cactus KF36 @ 1/16 power shot into a reflective umbrella camera left somewhat closed to act as more of a softbox and limit the light.

- Cactus V2's used for firing flash.

- Cactus remote held in other hand for firing shot.

- Canon 40D with a 50mm f1.8 @ 2.2 on tripod.

 

Check my blog @ The Photo Journey

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Taken on February 22, 2010