Tips for photographing the glow-in-the-dark effect?

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Tips for photographing the glow-in-the-dark effect?

Postby Patraw » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:27 am

Anybody have some advice for capturing a toy's glow-in-the-dark effect?

This is what I got, using no flash, in the dark, with some glow-in-the-dark dinosaur model skeletons (a Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus), which came out spectacularly bad:

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Maybe if I shot them at dawn/dusk or in some other kind of low-light condition that isn't complete darkness?

My digital camera is probably around a decade old (it's only 1.3 megapixels), so maybe it's just not up to the task.
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Re: Tips for photographing the glow-in-the-dark effect?

Postby leafman343 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:53 pm

I would try with a dim light source behind you. Having the only light coming from the glow-in-the-dark effect is probably what is giving the camera trouble.
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