Twist and Flash


No my picture isn’t sliced and diced with scissors, it’s sliced and diced with spinners.

So I love the spinner a lot and I love long exposures, color gels, and chopped up images almost as much. Guess what? I combined all my loves into one! This is a simple simple technique that only requires a Colorsplash flash, a spinner, and a room with a light switch. You get the room dark, aim the Spinner at your desired object and hit the flash button on that Colorsplash. The magic happens because of the way you can count the clicks on the spinner though. If you want to have an image with a black stripe between each color stripe then you move the spinner two “clicks” after each flash. If you don’t want black stripes then just move it one “click” between flashes. The color pattern comes from turning the Colorsplash flash to a new color gel setting each time you use it. Its simple and fun and gives you a whole new element to your spinner. You know this tip could have gone into the Spinner manual if LSI had let me be a tester(just saying ;)

written by kylethefrench on 2010-12-18 #gear #tutorials #camera #exposure #tipster #colorsplash #flash #quickie-tipster #spinner


  1. sergio_m
    sergio_m ·


  2. brettac
    brettac ·

    Super awesome :)

  3. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    Thanks for sharing, i need to try this :)

  4. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    great !!!

  5. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    LSI, take the guy as a tester! and me too please :)))

  6. kevinlj182
    kevinlj182 ·

    Nice work

  7. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    very nice!

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    Whaaat ? This is not in the manual !?!? Shame on you LSI... : ) I guess we (you, @breakphreak and me) will be testers for the next new camera... Or not. 8D

  9. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    great trick! thanks for sharing. gonna try this. ;)

  10. dogma
    dogma ·

    great one! gone try it out!

  11. plump_bisquit
    plump_bisquit ·

    love the idea and the results

  12. basho
    basho ·

    You deserve to be a tester for the next camera! And the manual needs a second edition to include this amazing tipster!

  13. beni
    beni ·

    que caña!

  14. samguino
    samguino ·

    Very cool effect, and another one to add to my 'must try' list :o)

  15. -adrien-
    -adrien- ·

    best trick ever and so cool effect !

  16. rake
    rake ·

    love this trick!

  17. bluemie5
    bluemie5 ·

    good job! =) cant wait to try it! thanks!

  18. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Kyle, I think you're some kind of genius. ;)

  19. aguillem
    aguillem ·

    Damn, I wanted to try it and I'll not be the 1st!
    At least I know it works ;)

  20. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    @aguillem yeah I thought of it pretty fast, it is fun but takes a really long time to take a picture this way

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