Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Old School Camera Flash

Ages ago Lenore's Great Uncle Tony was the family photographer. He captured family images that are still treasured by family members far and wide of portraits,family gatherings, parties and get togethers. For some reason unknown to us we got one his Kodak flasholders long after he had passed away. The flash holder was attached to the bottom of a cameras bottom and stood along side the camera in use. When the camera's shutter was pressed they used two "C" batteries to send an electrical charge to a single use bulb that was filled with oxygen and zirconium strips which would then expldode in a bright flash of light which was contained by the glass bulb and the light from the explosion bounced outward from the silver reflector surrounding it. They put out quite a bit of light! Tony's shown below was from the 1960s. They can be found on Ebay for less than 20 dollars as there are a lot of them still out there. I can remember as a very young boy being fascinated by the popping sound they made and how the bulbs were pretty warm to the touch after they had gone off. God's precious love and blessings to all, chris This image was created with a Canon 7D mkII and Tamron 18-200mm lens. Lighting was provided by two LED light banks. The camera was supported by a Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod with a Bogen Ballhead. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 100, F 8.0 at 1/13th of a sec.

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