How to Create Effects with Powder and Flash

6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #398135 by PT Talker
Not too long ago, a photo was featured on Photography Talk's Facebook page that really got a lot of attention. The photographer used a theatrical backdrop and created "wings" on a model with powder. Since there were so many comments asking how it was done, I did a little searching and found 3 videos on the suibject that I thought were worth sharing. In this first one, The Photo Extremist walks you through a shoot, along with an overview of the lighting used:

In the next one, Photographer Trevor Brooks Hamlett spends a day in a warehouse with several dancers creating some amazing images, many of which involve powder:

In the final one, Daves Digs does a powder shoot with 8 Canon 600EV-RT Speedlites and an ST-E3-RT transmitter , PLUS he throws in a real twist: A TRAMPOLINE. The results are spectacular:

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Recommened Reading:
Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites
Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash

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