Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 23 Mar 2015 (Monday) 11:05
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Paint on a speaker...

 
hjheathcote
Member
68 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Sep 2011
Location: York, UK
     
Mar 23, 2015 11:05 |  #1

Hi All

I have seen some epic photos of paint on a speaker - appearing to "jump".

I am looking to try and re-create the effect. Does anyone have any example photos or any tips for trying to get the effect. I like the idea of the photo on a white background (rather than black)....

Any help gratefully received.


5D MK II | 6D | 17-40mm L | 70-200mm 2.8 IS II L | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A | 85mm f/1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
That's my line!
Avatar
9,493 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Likes: 2152
Joined Jun 2011
Location: The Uwharrie Mts, NC
Post edited over 4 years ago by Left Handed Brisket.
     
Mar 23, 2015 11:07 |  #2

it was probably milk, not paint. You're going to want a super fast exposure or super short duration flash as the only light.

sorry, that's all i got. :D


PSA: The above post may contain sarcasm, reply at your own risk | Not in gear database: Auto Sears 50mm 2.0 / 3x CL-360, Nikon SB-28, SunPak auto 322 D, Minolta 20

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DGStinner
Goldmember
Avatar
1,031 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Likes: 191
Joined Jan 2014
Location: Middlesex, New Jersey
     
Mar 23, 2015 11:14 |  #3

It could also have been corn starch and water. They did something similar on The Big Bang Theory a few years ago.


Dave Stinner
Gripped 7DII | 6DII
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM | EF 24-105mm f/4L | EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM | EF 50mm f/1.8 STM | EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM | Rokinon 8mm | Sigma 150-600
Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tsilva
Member
53 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jan 2006
     
Mar 23, 2015 13:17 |  #4

A little tutorial I found using Google -

http://digital-photography-school.com/paint-sculpture-tutorial/ (external link)

I hope this helps.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
saea501
... spilled over a little on the panties
Avatar
6,602 posts
Gallery: 42 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 8380
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Florida
     
Mar 25, 2015 07:42 |  #5

I have done this.

The way I did it was to stretch a piece of plastic film across the front of an 8 inch raw driver, not in a cabinet, then apply different fundamental frequencies to the speaker using a frequency generator. That way I had much more control over what the paint would do.

Got some pretty cool results....


IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7624/16900159276_f6b91b5e93_c_d.jpg


IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8684/16900159826_3a219f109f_c_d.jpg


IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7620/16900160736_7022376425_c_d.jpg

I wanted to try something more translucent and water wasn't viscous enough so I used......Astroglide. Hey.....what the hell.....right?

IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/16306102243_030bb146af_c_d.jpg

Remember what the DorMouse said.....feed your head.
Bob
https://www.flickr.com …282@N06/with/38​203470844/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
[Hyuni]
Goldmember
Avatar
1,186 posts
Likes: 15
Joined Dec 2008
Location: CHiCAGO
Post edited over 4 years ago by [Hyuni]. (2 edits in all)
     
Mar 25, 2015 13:06 |  #6

It's a fun but very painstaking process. I think it took me over three hours to get the following shot:


IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5108/5660514212_1b7d2c8d60_b.jpg
Vibrant Motion https://flic.kr/p/9CcB​EC (external link)

Basically, I went to a local target and got one of those small child paint sets that come with all basic colors individual tiny tubs.

As for the speaker, I personally used my computer subwoofer and covered it with a black vinyl tablecover I got at a local store for like $3.

I got an egg carton and mixed the paint with a little bit a milk (test the ratio to make it less viscous, yet still look like paint) and then use a eye dropper or straw to place on top of the subwoofer.

From then on, it's all about timing. I think I did close to 200 tries before getting something I thought was acceptable.

It's fun and definitely a visually striking, technical photo.. but the most important tool is patience. :)

6D Rokinon 14 f/2.8 l EF 35 ƒ1.4L l EF 135 ƒ2.0L l EF 70-200 ƒ2.8L IS II l YN460 l 580EX II l Flick'd (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
saea501
... spilled over a little on the panties
Avatar
6,602 posts
Gallery: 42 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 8380
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Florida
     
Mar 25, 2015 15:43 |  #7

I didn't have near that much trouble. From the time I started setting up to the time I had everything put away I probably didn't spend much over an hour.

One thing I noticed about your set up was maybe the vinyl you used was too heavy. I used a piece of plastic food wrap, which is very thin so it moves pretty easily.

The one you posted above is pretty cool.


Remember what the DorMouse said.....feed your head.
Bob
https://www.flickr.com …282@N06/with/38​203470844/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hjheathcote
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
68 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Sep 2011
Location: York, UK
     
Mar 30, 2015 04:32 as a reply to  @ [Hyuni]'s post |  #8

Could I ask what your lighting set-up / camera set-up was?

All the best


5D MK II | 6D | 17-40mm L | 70-200mm 2.8 IS II L | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A | 85mm f/1.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
[Hyuni]
Goldmember
Avatar
1,186 posts
Likes: 15
Joined Dec 2008
Location: CHiCAGO
     
Apr 01, 2015 13:33 as a reply to  @ hjheathcote's post |  #9

All the exif info in included in my flickr link and a quick blurb about lighting in the description.


6D Rokinon 14 f/2.8 l EF 35 ƒ1.4L l EF 135 ƒ2.0L l EF 70-200 ƒ2.8L IS II l YN460 l 580EX II l Flick'd (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,348 views & 0 likes for this thread
Paint on a speaker...
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Jakesbird
678 guests, 219 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.