The Strobe Effect: Not Only Clubs Like It.

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Have you ever wanted mad multi-exposure, strobe-like, shots? well, here you go!

First of all, you need to be a fun person and have a little crowd that likes to party. Furthermore you need a nice lomocam loaded with some cheap film and.. of course, a cool strobe (we used some badass 1500W strobe, but every strobe will do it!)

If you got the stuff you need, go and get a room, that fetches all of you and let’s you dance, play some sound everyone of you likes and just dance. after the warm-up, someone starts the strobe. It should be very bright and just work on the highest speed possible. Then one of you gets the lomo and shoots random partypics with a normal shutter and just go on. You do not need to multi expose, the pictures tend to overexpose.
if the people move like mad, you get very unpredictable shots, if they just dance a bit the shots turn out very cool anyways.

Please notice! do not shoot into the strobe itself. you’ll get a white frame. shoot people with the strobe in your back. and you will probably have to darken the pictures a lot. by the way, the color of your shots can depend of the furniture etc.
dont worry, if you do not own a strobe. they go away very cheap on ebay, rock the hell out of every party and make every room look like a damn hot club. So do not wait to get one. And if you spend all your cash on films and cams, someone you know owns a strobe anyways. trust me :)

written by maxwellmaxen on 2010-12-15 in #gear #tipster #sick #multi-exposure #strobe #clubs #disco #maxwellmaxen #fun #experience #tipster #friends

6 Comments

  1. sergio_m
    sergio_m ·

    nice!

  2. born-to-ruin
    born-to-ruin ·

    Nicely written!!

  3. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

    Funny enough I found a Xenon strobe just yesterday in the attic! No idea how high the output is, scientific thing adjustable from 1 to 250 flashes per second. Used it immediately for 2 pics, now I'm collection idea's how to use it. So thanks for the inspiration! :D

  4. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    thank you!
    kamiraze: please let me know, when your results are done.
    we have, sadly, crashed our strobe in a venue as we played a gig.. but we'll repair it.. i want to take strobe shots again :D

  5. rose_screw_selavy
    rose_screw_selavy ·

    6 is the best.

  6. rose_screw_selavy
    rose_screw_selavy ·

    ...but strobe should come with a warning. "do not use on everything"

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