CD Buner : How I did that?

posted on 15th of february, 2010

The idea to capture this shot illustrating visual pun was playing in my mind from many days. I was unable to find the way to execute it without any accident & damage. I am not a great photoshop expert so it was not easy for me. Finally I did it using multiple exposure trick. I had used it very first time & really enjoyed it.

The details about the procedure are as:

1. I placed a paper in the background & on a box with my CD/DVD driver on it.

2. I used a flash for background on camera left while another flash on camera right, light bouncing from a white foam adding fill light to object. The flash were fired by using wireless trigger units.

3. I used a 10 sec exposure with camera on tripod.

4. I put on the timer & took my first exposure with flash light.

5. For avoiding fire drag after flash firing I blocked the lens with black piece , meanwhile the flame generated by camphor tablets on a spoon was moved on CD. then I removed black piece. During this period camera lens was blocked so no exposure.

6. Before removing that I have holed ND + tobacco filter in front of lens too avoid overexposure in the fire. The fire was moved all over the place & completed second exposure.

Don't worry everything is safe. Anyway I was playing with old CD/DVD burner.Thanks to my wife for assisting me to complete the shot. Many of you might be knowing this trick but I did it first time & excited about it. Hope you will like this :)

Tags: burner cd dvd fire fun
Comments (15)

Posted by Joezachs on May 13, 2010
Even though there are no downloads, the 79 views speaks a lot for your idea and to execute it with perfection.
Good one.
Posted by Tan510jomast on March 10, 2010
good work.
actually, there is an even faster way if you use Photoshop liquid to make the fire effect.
there are several posts on the web on how to make this "fire" effect on the internet. just google it. it's a lot faster and more predictable.
but of course, you did a great job with your own .
Posted by Chrisrawlins on February 22, 2010
Great shot! You obviously put a lot of thought in to it. Thanks for sharing your idea.
Posted by Marilynv on February 21, 2010
Looks great, well done! I would add the word flames (plural).
Posted by Irisangel on February 19, 2010
Very good shot, I hope it brings you many sales!
Posted by Hlehnerer on February 16, 2010
Cool! Well done!
Posted by Indianeye on February 16, 2010
Thanks for so nice comments & very helpful keyword suggestions!
Posted by Justmeyo on February 16, 2010
Nice image!Congratulations!
Posted by Creativei on February 16, 2010
Nice one nilesh, Good luck with it
Posted by smartview27 on February 16, 2010
great cool idea!
Posted by Keki on February 16, 2010
very very very cool!! :)
Posted by Rosedarc on February 16, 2010
Hot photo :-) You might want to add flame and driver to your keywords. Good luck with your sales!
Posted by Ebamo on February 16, 2010
smart !!!
Posted by Adamjw on February 15, 2010
thats awesome, great effect
Posted by Elimitchell on February 15, 2010
Cool trick! Thanks for sharing.

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