DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils

Here is my latest DPS Assignment entry for “Kitchen Utensils”. You are meant to take an everyday item from your kitchen and make it interesting. I am not sure if I have achieved this, but I had some fun with my new 580EXII Speedlite trying to do it.

DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils

DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 IS
Exposure: 1/10
Aperture: F4.5
Focal Length: 36mm
Flash: Yes, Strobe 30Hz x 3 flashes @ 1/64 (Canon 580EXII)

The Speedlite has a strobe mode on it that you can set the flash to go off for a number of flashes at a specific frequency. I don’t actually know what the purpose of this mode is as yet, but I came up with a way to use it for this assignment.

Basically there are only actually 2 sets of tongs in this image, but you can see 6. I set the flash to strobe 3 times at 30Hz. This meant that the flash would go off 3 times over 1/10th of a second. The boss helped me with this one…she threw the tongs for me (I tried to go it alone to start, but it was too hard to throw and time the shot).

The shot was taken in a darkened room against a black backdrop (I really must iron it as I had to remove some of the creases and wrinkles in Photoshop).

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