Approximate Distance to Get Rainbow Colors with the Colorsplash Flash

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To make a "rainbow" burst flash, you can just set the color gel to a half magenta and half yellow or half blue and half green. However, sometimes, we get an extreme flash burn from the Colorsplash Flash instead. It's because our distance is too close when we take a shot from the object.

To avoid that “burning” flash, we must keep our distance from our subject and make sure we’re not too close. I’ve tried this quick and simple trick, so I’ll show you the results.

These are some examples from 0.8 until 1.5 meter distance setting:

And this are the results from 3m distance setting:

So you can approximate your distance before you take a picture. If you get into the habit of this distance setting, then you can do the “Don’t think just shoot” rule!

written by dikasapi on 2012-07-31 in #gear #tipster #quick-tipster #rainbow #tutorial #camera #colorsplash-flash #lomography

10 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    KREATIP

  2. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    ini make csf aja flashnya? poweful jg ya.

  3. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    @hervinsyah thanks
    @istionojr yes it is. only using colorsplash flash in a total dark room :)

  4. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    fantastic

  5. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    @djramsay thanks :)

  6. megzeazez
    megzeazez ·

    I went out and tried this with my colorsplash flash last night - can't wait to see the results. Thanks for sharing!

  7. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    great way to spice things up with the colorsplash!

  8. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    @megzeazez hope the results so rainbow :)
    @twinklecat yes it is and u must try it ;)

  9. mazott
    mazott ·

    What is the film speed you used?

  10. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    @mazott i used kodak colorplus 200 :)

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