Mark and Mark, have been encouraging me to join Flickr project related groups and stretch myself photographically. As well as looking at the great work of other Flickr members I’ve also been checking out sites like Joey L , Strobist by David Hobby, getting tuns of ideas. One key thing I took from Strobist is to be creative with light, be it on a large scale or small…
I took an old hanger and made myself a support for the bulb that would keep it in my palm, close enough to get the right effect but far away enough not to burn my hand. Warning! These bulbs get rather hot! The hanger itself provides one half of the power feed, a wire taped to its side provides the other. A long flex ran from the hanger up my sleeve and on to the power supply.
The results were just not good enough no matter what I tried, a Â£4 pack of face paint was the answer. Sorry to disappoint anyone who thought I did everything in the GIMP!
So my tip for anyone wanting to light a set, big or small, don’t just think strobe, think about LEDs and bulbs and have some fun with what you’ve got at hand :o)