Becquerel Portraits

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    simba
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    Hi,
    Has anyone done portraits with the becquerel method?
    I was wondering if it was possible to use the sane method chuck close does, a series of lamps brighter than the sun in a flash. Is it possible, with the slow nature of becquerels, to make portraits at reasonable times without this mad-scientist style lighting? Like under 30 seconds in bright sun? I have got an f4.5 so please no “yes, with the $20,000 zeiss flioflapzach f0.97 Lens you will have no problem” I would really like to make portraits, though, with becquerel, I think they are so beautiful on dags.

    #16972

    Bakody
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    Hi,

    Yes it’s possible to make portraits without flash as well, but you will need to have a good model, and something to hold here head. Here is 2 example for Becquerel dag, in camera exposure. I used just the sun for lighting. I can’t remember for the exposure time.


    Lens: symmar 210mm f5.6

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    #17489

    botticelli1972
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    I use a dallmeyer 8″ f2.9 reasonably priced on eBay, 30-45 seconds in full sun

    #17527

    I will soon be attempting a Becquerel dag, but with over 10,000 ws of strobe power. I want to attempt a 15 second exposure with two to three full power pops on the strobe…in your opinion might that work?

    Kevin Scott Koepke

    #17528

    photolytic
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    I used 6 pops (6x 1/250sec) from my 9600ws strobe at 1 meter and f2.8 to get this result on a magenta B-Dag plate. Normally 1 pop is enough on a rose M-Dag plate.

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    photolytic
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    #17532

    Thank you for the information. When I make a successful image I will post the plate with time and power used.

    Kevin Scott Koepke

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