Getting into the holiday spirit with a festive night ride.
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Getting into the holiday spirit with a festive night ride.

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 Best $12 I've spent on Xmas lights in forever!
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 I see the light on the back of the trees & rider now you pointed it out, Is that enough to highlight the clothing and bike giving the arc of colour or is there something else going on?

I realise advanced photography is not easy but would it be possible to create work like this by yourself (tripod,long exposure)
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 It's definitely something you should give a try! As long as you have tripod, a camera that lets you set the exposure manually, and a flash you can fire separately you can make it work. Both flashes in front of the rider were pointed at her, and the spillover from those helps light the trees. The extremely short duration of the burst of light from the flashes is what freezes the action even though it's a long exposure. Give it a try! It's a great way to experiment and learn.
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 I like that you put just as much effort into lighting the background as the rider in this series, its rad!
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 Thank you! We had lot of fun!
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 That is very impressive!
I'm getting into photography and keen to learn different techniques - I think this is called a light trail ...Can you explain how to take the lights path when that are in focus in the background?
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 Use a flash to light the rider for an instant during a long exposure for the lights.
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 It's a picture with a shutter speed long enough for the rider to cross the whole frame so you have all the lights on the bike leaving the trails thought the picture, and then you have one or multiple speedlights (probably triggered manually via a remote) to illuminate the rider on top of the rock and freeze the motion. Note that there are speedlights to backlight the trees as well.
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 @SleepingAwake @Arnoodles @rfg85 Yep, that's exactly right. We had one flash on top of the rock to rider's right, another behind the three trees on the right side of the frame, and a third behind the rider that helped to illuminate the trees a little more. We also covered the headlamp with an orange gel to give it a color more like the lights on the bike. I just triggered the shutter before Lacy rode into the frame and then popped the flashes manually when she was on top of the rock.
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 Damn, that came out awesome. Sorry I missed it!
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 Next time for sure!
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 Dope shot!
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 Thank you!
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 Wow!

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