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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




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.


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Taken on February 22, 2010