For all of you photogs, another contest is in the works. After the jump, get the low down. And as always, happy shooting!
About the winner:
My name is Phil Evans, I live in sunny England near Bristol. I am 26 years old and started to get in to photography about a year ago when my friends purchased digital SLR cameras. After going on a few photo trips with my point and shoot and getting annoyed at the lack of controls, I bit the bullet and shelled out on a Canon 40d camera which makes photography so much more fun and interesting! The subject matter of my photos is quite varied and I like taking all sorts of photos, from landscapes and macro to more technical things like high speed photography and even a little attempt at astrophotography!
On to my photo, "Passion Fruit Death". The poor passion fruit was shot with a .177 cal air rifle! This photo was taken with a fast exposure of 1/30,000th of a second to capture the all the details of its the fruit's demise. The photo was taken in a dark room with my Canon 40d set to 4 second exposure. A Sigma EF-530 flash fires and this is what produces the fast exposure time as the flash pulse lasts for 1/30,000th of a second. Timing a flash to fire at the correct moment by hand would be very difficult so I use a simple sound trigger that when it detects a noise like a gun firing, it flashes an LED pointing at the optical slave on the flash, this tricks the flash in to flashing as well. Credit for the design of the sound trigger goes to this website.
Photographers, join the fun. Upload your photos, and the editors' pick will be highlighted on the site, along with a short profile of the photographer. The next contest’s theme is "Need for Speed" (which leaves you plenty of room for interpretation) and our winner will be chosen in two weeks.
A few guidelines:
Click here to submit your photos and view other entries. You must join the group to view all entries.
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