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Submitted on April 24, 2011

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Melanie Surplice

Wow - that's awesome! I definitely want to try that :). Thanks for the post!

Posted 10 years ago   

Tim Colston

You did this with the stroboscope function of the flash? How'd you get the last frame so bright?

Posted 10 years ago   

Chris Rowe  

@Tim - the last frame is lit by firing a studio strobe (through the Octabank) with a pocketwizard after the on camera flash finished strobing. The camera was on bulb mode so you just finsh the exposure after the big strobe is fired.

Posted 10 years ago   

Oliver Szabo

Nicely done! I have seen the picture by Joe that you meen, but I think yours is good too.
It's not easy to shoot an image like this, but you did a good job. The last octabox works realy well.

I don't like that he's wearing shoes doh.

Posted 10 years ago   

Bimal Nair

This is amazing work. Loved the composition and your thought work behind this. Keep rocking! :)

Posted 10 years ago   

Christopher Stewart

I've been dying to do what I saw Joe do. You've found a creative solution to not having 200 pounds of gear. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 10 years ago   

4s (Bulb)


ISO: 200

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Canon 50D

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Additional Notes

Camera on tripod. Set to bulb. Fire Canon flash set to strobe mode until initial moves finish. Subject moves forward and completes final move toward Octabank which is manually triggered with off camera Pocketwizard.
This is my attempt at something Joe McNally did, but without ten speedlights, several Pocketwizards and a ton of grip.

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