Posted:i know this is rather random, but ive seen many pictures or people spinning and contact and also many videos, however i was wondering if anyone had any long exposure shots of contact moves on fire, for example the matrix with the full fire trails.
im sure im not the only person interested in the patterns
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Posted:The thing is, contact staff moves tend to not to create such interesting patterns, so the long exposure fun is kinda lost on them. imo
unlike poi, which has become so much about pattern (understandably), contact staff is more about the manipulation of a stick with your body, without much attention payed to the pattern the ends trace, but rather, the over all pattern of the stick in relation to the body.
so...if you play with it, id love to see pictures, i just feel that the artform isnt as cut out for still photography as poi is.
Posted:I've done a few long exposures with contact but as Tankboy says, they dont look very good. The matrix just turns into a big firey ball and you cant make out anything in the middle, angel rolls look ok cos they have a low number of beats and travel a reasonable distance, fishtails look like a figure of 8, just a circle. SNES, Steves, conveyors all look crap, headspins look ok as do chest spins but you need a fast exposure to catch any detail.
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Posted:Long exposure for Doubles however can look awesome like poi but with 4 point of lights I wonder if staff on staff contact would produce a good pic? would have to be not too long an exposure otherwise it could turn into a ball of light.
A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.
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Posted:i think above would work quite well. the best i have seen is if you do the staffing on a reflective surface like shallow water. so you get both the front on and from below. it really helps to place the trails around the body.
I'd like to see the photography of contact staff focusing on the staff around the body, rather than the fire trails themselves - the staff as it goes around, during a matrix move, is simply incredible ... never mind the trails