My Haunted Printer!

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    Late in the evening tonight, I was just sitting here,
    surfing the web and printing some stuff.

    It was a quiet evening. Not too much going on.
    ..Until..

    Out of no where, a weird smell swept across the room.
    It was a mix between something burning, and something rotting.
    I looked around, but couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

    That was, until I saw the red glow coming from the corner!
    Which was accompanied by a deep, evil growl.

    My printer had come alive!

    I don't know if, all of a sudden, it was possessed by an evil spirit,
    or if it had been alive the whole time, but waited until now to let me know.

    But either way, one thing was for sure..
    it was ANGRY!!

    It started spitting out papers left and right.
    And opening/closing its printer and scanner doors wildly.

    I was able to quickly snap this picture of it,
    right before it jumped off the table toward me!



    I wrestled with it for what seemed like forever.
    Finally, I was able to throw it out the window,
    where it smashed onto the concrete ground outside.

    It slid off down the street, and I haven't seen it since.
    Crazy!

    Looks like I need a new printer now..
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    This was a fun shot.

    It could of easily been done with two flashes..
    one IN the printer, and one BEHIND the printer.

    I don't have two flashes though.. so I had to do a little editing.
    I took two photos, one with the flash IN the printer:
    (I also used a flashlight to illuminate the top/scanner area with the two pieces of paper):


    Then another with the flash BEHIND the printer:


    Then when I got them on the computer, I just merged the two into one photo.

    The flash inside the printer looked like this:


    What is that red thing on it that I used to make the flash red?
    I didn't have any gels to change the color of the light..
    So I used..


    Yeah, that's right. The cap to some deodorant. hah

    I did the same when I stuck the flash behind the printer.
    Except, I didn't want it AS red as it was inside the printer.
    I wanted most of the redness to be coming from inside the printer.

    So I stuck an omni-bounce on top of the red cap. Which gave the flash a
    white color as well. Overall, making it more pink-ish then bright red.
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    Then there was the doors to the printer.
    I didn't want them fully open. But just open enough so the light/color came out.

    For the door on the front, I just wedged a small piece of wood in there to hold it half-way open:


    And for the top door, which was the scanner, I propped it open with a longer piece of wood:


    And that's it!

    It would of been alot easier and faster if I had two flashes
    (it's always best to do all you can at the time of shooting,
    rather then have to spend time editing later on)..

    But since I only had one flash, I had to edit two shots together.
    That didn't take too long though.

    I like the result. =D
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    Wow, thank you for the strobist tutorial. Very creative! I really need to get a speedlight and start experimenting.
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    Great work Matt, I really enjoyed this one.


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    Great work Matt, I really enjoyed this one.



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    WOW as usual! Thanks for the info! I love your creative setups. Great work!
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    Very cool and thanks for the explanation on how you did this
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    Thanks all!

    It was just another bored night. And I was feeling like sticking my flash inside something.
    And the printer just happened t be my target. hehe

    The door on the front kind of looked like a mouth (eating that piece of paper).
    So, to add more "face" to it, I threw two more pieces of paper on top, in the scanner area, to simulate eyes. hehe
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    Brilliant shot and tutorial!


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