TPB #77 – Maintenance on the Airgap Flash

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This episode explains how to replace the inner glass tube on the airgap flash.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #76 – Air Cannon Versions 2

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In this episode I do an overview of the new air cannon I made to help take high speed photos with the Camera Axe of new interesting targets.

Check out http://www.spudfiles.com if you want more information about building an air cannon.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #74 – Air Cannon

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In this video I describe how to take photos of flying ball bearings shot from an air cannon. I also go over the different energies in this versus an air pellet, and how that kinetic energy gets distributed into the target.

UPDATE: Alan pointed out my energy calculations were off by a few orders of magnitude and wikipedia confirmed it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joule). The units for Joules are kg*(m^2)*(s^2). My units were g*(m^2)*(s^2). So to ...

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TPB #73 – What Water Droplets Do Under the Surface

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In this video I show what water droplets do under the surface when they splash into the liquid reservoir by using a clear glass reservoir. I show what happens with one drop and then two drops. This explains a lot about what’s happening and why two drops are required for those really tall water spouts.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #72 – More Liquid Droplets and Valve Sensor Cleaning

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In this video I talk about how to get tall droplet spouts by adding a gum and a dry aid to the water, and adjusting the drop size. This video also goes over how to clean the valve if you forget to flush it out after a photo shoot.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #71 – Water Droplet Photography Additives

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In this video go over some additives you can put in water to make it more photogenic and then show the setup I use with water droplet photography. The main additives used in this video are xanthan gum (1 teaspoon per 2 cups of water) and various household detergents.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #70 – Airgap Flash Interview at Fotobug

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I did a 30 minute interview at Fotobug. Check out the podcast at: http://fotobug.podbean.com/2013/11/03/fotobug-episode-90-maurice-ribble-the-air-flash/

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TPB #69 – Photographing a Popping Balloon

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In this video I show how you can photograph popping balloons with the Camera Axe. I also experiment with filling the balloons with air, water, a little water, and flour.

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TPB #68 – A Projectile Photographing Rig

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This video shows you how I setup a space to photograph moving bullets. Then I show you some photos of exploding Christmas bulbs filled with gelatin.

Check out Alan’s flickr page

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TPB #66 – Multiflash Plus Standalone

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This video explains how to use the Multiflash Plus without a Camera Axe attached. It also goes over some new features added with the latest software update. The biggest new software feature is a mode to make image previews on the camera work while in prefocus mode.

Get the latest version of the software here.

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