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Tried my sound activated flash tonight. This was the result. Racking my brain for a title and this is all I could come up with.

I suggest if you want to try this, have a vacuum cleaner handy and lots of dead light bulbs LOL

Taken with a Olympus e-30 and a 12-60mm f2.8 SWD

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  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Keith, interesting way to test your flash though lol, the reflection is brilliant! :)

  • thanks Kylie……. I had a few dead light bulbs so what else is a photographer to do?? :)

    – Keith Irving

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 4 years ago

    finally a use for dead globes!!!
    great capture .. hope its a good vacuum!

  • Thanks… The vacuum worked almost as well as this shot LOL

    – Keith Irving

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 4 years ago

    Excelent capture, perfectly done

  • Thankyou…. Lucky i got a good shot cos i ran out of light bulbs LOL… and thanks for the fav

    – Keith Irving

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryover 4 years ago

    Temper temper Keith ;) Great timing in this and like the hint of the reflection

  • Thanks…. did i mention i hate light bulbs LOL

    – Keith Irving

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • thanks Scott…. i love doing these type of shots they always come out well.

    – Keith Irving

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodover 4 years ago


  • thanks Steph….. sorry its taken me so long to reply…… i’m geting popular LOL…. but your work is pretty special

    – Keith Irving

  • Stecar
    Stecarover 4 years ago

    This is amazing, very cool. Sound activated flash, that’s a new one to me.

  • thanks Steve…. if your electronically minded you can make one ( like i did) or you could probably buy a sound switch and modify it.

    – Keith Irving

  • Stecar
    Stecarover 4 years ago

    I’ll have a go and see what happens, thanks.

  • good luck steve,,,,, let me know how you go….. or should i just watch you?? LOL

    – Keith Irving

  • D Byrne
    D Byrneover 4 years ago

    Well done. I’ll be making one of these over Easter, found a simple diagram to follow.

  • Keith Irving
    Keith Irvingover 4 years ago

    thanks and good luck i built mine myself…….. i hope to see what you can do….. in fact i’ll watch you :).. you should check out my other sound flash shots…

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