Was cleaning out a closet today and found some stuff I haven't seen in many years. Back when I was a teenager in the late 70's early 80's a half dozen friends and I would gather at someones house to play D&D after school (Weekends were saved for football, lol). Looking back now it wasn't the game so much as just spending time will these guys that makes it such a great memory now.
Anywho, I found some of my old stuff and since I have a TriggerTrap v1 but haven't bothered to use it I figured I'd try it out. TriggerTrap (not the app version) in a nutshell basically connects to my camera and lets me take photos via laser, sound, light, or time triggers.
Dice1 by Twinpanther, on Flickr
Camera - Nikon D90
Exposure - 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture - f/4.5
Focal Length - 50 mm
ISO Speed - 100
- Broke out the nifty fifty.
- Set camera and SB600 to off camera flash
- Set figure where I wanted the focus to be and set focus
- Set battle scene about 3-4" behind focus point
- Placed flash at approx 45 degrees to the set-up about 12" away
- Placed TriggerTrap next to the flash
- Placed camera on the table for level viewing angle
- Set TriggerTrap to Sound Trigger and Sound levels to just above ambient room levels w/ no delay.
That's about it. When the dice hit the table top the camera would trigger. Took about 10 shots or so to get a decent height on the dice with at least one of the dice in focus (They don't bounce very straight, lol) let alone not bouncing out of the shot.
Oh, other than crop to 16x10 for my PC background there was no other post processing.
I think this is my first "How I Took It" so I hope you liked it.