Magic Cards.

I have seen many pictures with playing cards recently and so wanted to try it out. Naturally with my own spin.

The idea of this shot is simple, set up the camera onto the timer.. I then flick the cards and "Click"..... job done...

Why do things always seem so much easier on paper!

What actually happened, was that I wanted a pop of flash, to sharpen it up. Im sure I can, but I couldn't seem to fire off multiple exposures and flash each time. So what ended up was I would set the camera up, take one shot, reset the cards and keep going.

To get the timing right was a nightmare, either to fast or too slow and so I needed to think of something else.

I managed to catch a shot where a couple of cards are coming out of my hand. It lacked that impact from having lots of cards. So what I came up with was, the idea - I would stand behind the camera and throw the cards in-front, whilst pressing the shutter and use photoshop to merge these layers together.

Here is the final shot, plus a shot of the cards being thrown.

 <img src="Magical image" alt="Magic trick playing cards thrown lee ramsden"> 

<img src="Magical image" alt="Magic trick playing cards thrown lee ramsden"> 

 Nikon D90