Author Topic: Rocket Launch Photography with Magic Lantern  (Read 267 times)

NeonHeatDisease

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Rocket Launch Photography with Magic Lantern
« on: Yesterday at 05:57:46 AM »
Hey all,

I've used Magic Lantern for years and years for the intervalometer and a variety of other features. When I started shooting rocket launches as media, I was pleasently surprised to learn that Magic Lantern had an audio remote trigger that worked nearly perfectly for just such a thing.

Typically for rocket photography you place the cameras 24 hours before hand. You cant be as close to the rocket as they are during launch because it would kill you, so you kind of just have to set them and cross your fingers.

Some people use timer-tiggers. Some people use expensive audio triggers set to a high treshold. I use a variety of methods including Magic Lantern with some tape over my cameras to minimize false positives.

Here's two photos of rockets that I've been able to capture thanks to Magic Lantern. Bare with me, still figuring out posting images here.









reddeercity

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Re: Rocket Launch Photography with Magic Lantern
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 07:22:04 AM »
Nice job ! One of the best example of using magic lantern for photography on a 60D yet  8)

Kharak

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Re: Rocket Launch Photography with Magic Lantern
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 05:53:54 PM »
Very nice. Motion Detect is also a great feature for a variety of situations.
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