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.:Mario light stencil:. by MolefaceNZ .:Mario light stencil:. by MolefaceNZ
Super Mario light stencil taken in my dad's garage :D
with my new camera, Sony Alpha A200 :camera:

Done using :icontruemarmalade: 's tutorial

This is a photo and has not been edited in any way.

15 second exposure.

here's another [link]
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:iconabaraissoulmate:
AbaraisSoulmate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
How do you do these?
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Well it's like a normal stencil that you would use with spray paint except you use light (a camera flash) instead of paint. What you do is you set up a camera to take the photo with a long exposure (like 15 seconds). You set off this camera then run in to the shot and fire a flash from another camera (or wireless flash) behind the stencil through a pyramid shaped rig painted black and with tinfoil on the inside attached to the back of the stencil (which is also painted black) facing back towards the camera taking the photo. Once you've done that run back out of shot so you don't appear in the photo.

haha, long explaination. hope it makes sense! :D
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:iconabaraissoulmate:
AbaraisSoulmate Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Oh wow.. That's a lot :O
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MPMG Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Liked the other one better, but this is cool too. =)
lol, not much of a critique I know, but I don't know much about light stencils so.... ^^
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Dark-Windsong Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
That's really awesome :wow: This light stencil thing is really interesting! I'd like to know more about it so I can try it myself when I get a new camera (mine was stolen). Is there anywhere I can go to read up about it?
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:iconallthree:
allthree Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Wow this is amazing. So cool. =]
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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:icondare-to-disgrace:
dare-to-disgrace Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good XD But I know absolutly nothing about this artform, so I cant really critique it :( I can fav it though :D
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student Interface Designer
haha.. Thanks
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:iconl1vethedream:
l1vethedream Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Looks great- but I'm still aliitle confused- I understadn how you make it but how do you get the sense of depth...?
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student Interface Designer
well if you see that tin on the bench, I placed the stencil behind it and let it off :D
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:iconl1vethedream:
l1vethedream Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I think I'm beginning to understand- the camera is Facing the stencil the light i sprojected directly intp the camera lens?

A truley unique idea and great result
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Yea basically the stencil is attached to a pyramid shaped box with tinfoil on the inside and a flash from another camera (or a wireless flash) is fired inside this box facing towards the camera that is taking the photo. :D
The camera taking the photo is set to a long exposure (in this case it was 15 secs) and the stencil is quickly moved into position, the flash is fired and then the stencil is quickly moved out of the picture. The box and the card the stencil is cut from doesn't show up in the photo because it's painted black and I don't show up either as long as I'm quick enough.
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:iconl1vethedream:
l1vethedream Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Wow- thats pretty damn amazing and well done for thinking outside the box- I think I understand now... Great idea and concept
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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tvlookplay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that would be creepy xDD
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:iconel-frencho:
El-Frencho Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Photographer
That impressive!
Must have taken alot of time to make the stencil?
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Cheers :D The stencil didn't take too long to make really, it took about 1-2hours. But the rig that it is attached to took me a whole day to make.
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:iconempcharles:
EmpCharles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:lmao: Great!
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
This is so good! For your first try, I'm reaaaally impressed! How did you do the colors on him?
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
well I came up with my own method for the colours.
What I did was print the image off then brush the paper with cooking oil (to make it transparent).
I then attached it to a stencil cut out in the shape of him. I realised that the colours weren't that bright so I printed another copy of him, brushed it with oil and lined it up with the other one. :D
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
My goodness, that's a pretty unique method!
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student Interface Designer
yea it certainly is :D

I've just done another one [link]
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:icontruemarmalade:
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Haha maybe these shouldn't go in the stencil gallery, since you're not cutting anything out..are you?
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:iconnoct:
noct Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Interesting form! At first I thought this was digitally edited.
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Cheers :D, yea it's a pure photo!
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NeoWolf06 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Artist
its good tho which is he blue?
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I changed the colours of him :D
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NeoWolf06 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Artist
u sure?
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
yea here's the original [link]
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:iconneowolf06:
NeoWolf06 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Artist
ahhh so u ahve xD
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:iconsojourninnyc:
SojournInNYC Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
love it....play super mario in ur garage :)
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
haha... cheers :D
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:iconlycan90:
Lycan90 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, that's funny...X)
But I really ain't for photo's so I'm sorry for small comment. :(
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:iconpolenykes:
polenykes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
oi thats freken sweet!
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student Interface Designer
yea it's pretty cool :D
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