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Quoting Blake Buehl
Hey guys, I've been haveing trouble photographing black light, it won't show up on the camera. I bought a black light bulb, and I can see things glow just fine with my eyes. Help me please. Yuri? Bones? Hans?

I will try. I sometimes have trouble if the angle is off, so you can try adjusting the angle of the bulb so teh pieces that glow really shine. Also, check the settings on your camera. I use the AV and Macro settings, NO FLASH. If you use flash the glow is drowned out by the bulb, but you probably knew that. Also, make sure the room is dark with maybe only one other light to give the rest of the MOC some light. See some of our examples on our pages. (Hans, Yuri and mine). I will look for an example and give you the link here.
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| January 28, 2010, 12:11 pm
This is just UV light: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/136739
This is UV and reg: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/173432
As is this one: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/166359
And this one: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/169784 (the shot with both lights is the 7th down from the main pic)

Hope these help.

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| January 28, 2010, 12:16 pm
If you have looked at my stuff you know I need help in the photography department, HAHA! I actually use a UV security flashlight, I think it makes a better glow than a standard UV bulb, more intense. I do not know what Hans and Yuri use, I am sure they will chime in on this soon. The colors that really pop under UV are the trans neon green, trans orange, like flames, see my Ghost Rider, the trans green, some yellow, some blue like in my Matterhorn MOC glow, but most do not. The new atlantis sets look cool under UV with all the trans green, neon green that is.
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| January 28, 2010, 12:53 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
If you have looked at my stuff you know I need help in the photography department, HAHA! I actually use a UV security flashlight, I think it makes a better glow than a standard UV bulb, more intense. I do not know what Hans and Yuri use, I am sure they will chime in on this soon. The colors that really pop under UV are the trans neon green, trans orange, like flames, see my Ghost Rider, the trans green, some yellow, some blue like in my Matterhorn MOC glow, but most do not. The new atlantis sets look cool under UV with all the trans green, neon green that is.


Is a dark/black light the same thing as a UV light?
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| January 29, 2010, 10:03 am
Quoting Blake Buehl
Hey guys, I've been haveing trouble photographing black light, it won't show up on the camera. I bought a black light bulb, and I can see things glow just fine with my eyes. Help me please. Yuri? Bones? Hans?

First, if all you are using is a 'bulb', you need to move to a 'tube', much more intense. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182098 If you look at the behind-the-scenes pics at the end, you'll see I have three blacklights that I use (collected over 15 years or so), so as to cover as many angles as possible. I feel that a secondary light, indirect, is important to keep the pic from being too dark. Also, experiment with shutter speed, as this gives you the power to control the level of the light. Also, a white background will add to the brightness, but can cause the MOC itself to be dark. As far as I know, trans-orange and trans-green are the only neon bricks that glow, but I recently discovered that the white and trans blue snow panels also glow; I'm thinking of a MOC to feature those. Hope that was some help.~H
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| January 29, 2010, 10:21 am
Quoting Hans Dendauw
First, if all you are using is a 'bulb', you need to move to a 'tube', much more intense. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182098 If you look at the behind-the-scenes pics at the end, you'll see I have three blacklights that I use (collected over 15 years or so), so as to cover as many angles as possible. I feel that a secondary light, indirect, is important to keep the pic from being too dark. Also, experiment with shutter speed, as this gives you the power to control the level of the light. Also, a white background will add to the brightness, but can cause the MOC itself to be dark. As far as I know, trans-orange and trans-green are the only neon bricks that glow, but I recently discovered that the white and trans blue snow panels also glow; I'm thinking of a MOC to feature those. Hope that was some help.~H


Is there a difference between a dark/black light and a UV light? Or are they the same?
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| January 29, 2010, 10:26 am
Quoting Commander Flare =D

Is a dark/black light the same thing as a UV light?

A black light is another name for a UV. As Hans stated, we use tupe UV's, not bulbs. I tried bulbs and they do not work as well.
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| January 29, 2010, 11:08 am
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Quoting Commander Flare =D
I'm experimenting using it... no not with the urine dectecotr, the UV part!


Glad you cleared that up...but be careful. You're treading dangerously close to the land of innuendo, and there are those of us just lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce!

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| January 29, 2010, 11:46 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Glad you cleared that up...but be careful. You're treading dangerously close to the land of innuendo, and there are those of us just lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce!

Aw man Kelso, I was waiting to pounce! Now you alerted him to me.....

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| January 29, 2010, 11:48 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Glad you cleared that up...but be careful. You're treading dangerously close to the land of innuendo, and there are those of us just lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce!


Innuendo? What does that mean?
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| January 29, 2010, 11:51 am
Quoting Mister Bones
Aw man Kelso, I was waiting to pounce! Now you alerted him to me.....


*karate defense mode*
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| January 29, 2010, 11:52 am
Quoting Commander Flare =D

Innuendo? What does that mean?

Oh go look it up! HAHAHAHA
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| January 29, 2010, 11:52 am
Quoting Mister Bones
Oh go look it up! HAHAHAHA


I did. Heres what it says:

1. an indirect intimation about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
2. Law.
a. a parenthetic explanation or specification in a pleading.
b. (in an action for slander or libel) the explanation and elucidation of the words alleged to be defamatory.
c. the word or expression thus explained.

I wish dictionaries used english... *sigh*
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| January 29, 2010, 11:53 am
Quoting Mister Bones
Oh go look it up! HAHAHAHA


I agree with your daughter, you really are strange...
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| January 29, 2010, 12:04 pm
Quoting Commander Flare =D

I did. Heres what it says:

1. an indirect intimation about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
2. Law.
a. a parenthetic explanation or specification in a pleading.
b. (in an action for slander or libel) the explanation and elucidation of the words alleged to be defamatory.
c. the word or expression thus explained.

I wish dictionaries used english... *sigh*

Go with number one, after you go #1, use your UV light to see how you did.
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| January 29, 2010, 3:44 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Go with number one, after you go #1, use your UV light to see how you did.


I'm on to you AFOLs as I took your advice, plus I translated #1 into plain ol' English I got this:

An indirect hint about a person or thing, especially of a belittling nature.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

I agree with your daughter. You are strange.
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| January 29, 2010, 4:10 pm
Quoting Commander Flare =D

I'm on to you AFOLs as I took your advice, plus I translated #1 into plain ol' English I got this:

An indirect hint about a person or thing, especially of a belittling nature.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

I agree with your daughter. You are strange.

Yes, yes I am. My daughter is not exactly normal. I cooked trout (fish) last week and she disected the head.
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| January 29, 2010, 4:53 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Yes, yes I am. My daughter is not exactly normal. I cooked trout (fish) last week and she disected the head.

I...

OK, that is weird..
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| January 29, 2010, 4:56 pm
All I know is that you should be careful with black light, because staring at it can mess up your eyes somehow.... Which makes no sense to me, but....
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| January 29, 2010, 4:56 pm
Quoting Doctor Sushi
I...

OK, that is weird..

Yeah, I know. She is only 10. Not sure where she got her strangeness from, any ideas?
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| January 29, 2010, 4:57 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso

Glad you cleared that up...but be careful. You're treading dangerously close to the land of innuendo, and there are those of us just lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce!


What? Who? Me?... nooooo, never.
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| January 29, 2010, 5:02 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Phipsons mom?
Kelso's sheep?

Good thoughts.....
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| January 29, 2010, 5:13 pm
Quoting Ryan T.
All I know is that you should be careful with black light, because staring at it can mess up your eyes somehow.... Which makes no sense to me, but....


Ultraviolet light.
Same sort of stuff that wrecks your eyes if you stare at the sun, if I recall correctly.
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| January 29, 2010, 5:27 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

Ultraviolet light.
Same sort of stuff that wrecks your eyes if you stare at the sun, if I recall correctly.

I think the sun is also just because of the sheer magnitude, like most stars. If the star Sirius was as close as the sun, it would be so bright that we'd die of heat and all be blind even with the strongest sunglasses. (I like the fact that I'm full of little tidbits of info like this, you know.)
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| January 29, 2010, 5:31 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Yes, yes I am. My daughter is not exactly normal. I cooked trout (fish) last week and she disected the head.


Oh dear. Well, apparently you have an happy, strange family! Alls well that ends well!
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| January 29, 2010, 5:39 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

What? Who? Me?... nooooo, never.


<.< >.>
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| January 29, 2010, 5:39 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Yeah, I know. She is only 10. Not sure where she got her strangeness from, any ideas?


dunno... XD your mocs maybe!
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| January 29, 2010, 5:40 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

Ultraviolet light.
Same sort of stuff that wrecks your eyes if you stare at the sun, if I recall correctly.

So, let me get this straight, staring at the sun is bad? That explains a lot...hmmmm
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| January 29, 2010, 5:40 pm
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Quoting Ryan T.
If the star Sirius was as close as the sun, it would be so bright that we'd die of heat and all be blind even with the strongest sunglasses.


But if that were the case, none of us would be here to know that information and it wouldn't matter... Just ask the citizens of Sirius 3.

*waits for it and lets the joke sink in...*

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| January 29, 2010, 5:42 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

But if that were the case, none of us would be here to know that information and it wouldn't matter... Just ask the citizens of Sirius 3.

*waits for it and lets the joke sink in...*

Hehehehe.....(Giggles quietly in the corner)
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| January 29, 2010, 5:43 pm
Quoting Ryan T.
I think the sun is also just because of the sheer magnitude, like most stars. If the star Sirius was as close as the sun, it would be so bright that we'd die of heat and all be blind even with the strongest sunglasses. (I like the fact that I'm full of little tidbits of info like this, you know.)


Still better than Betelgeuse.

Quoting Mister Bones
So, let me get this straight, staring at the sun is bad? That explains a lot...hmmmm


Yeah. Burns a hole in your retina, so wherever you look, there's a big black spot blocking out whatever you're trying to focus on.
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| January 29, 2010, 6:08 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

But if that were the case, none of us would be here to know that information and it wouldn't matter... Just ask the citizens of Sirius 3.

*waits for it and lets the joke sink in...*

What?
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| January 29, 2010, 6:11 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C

Still better than Betelgeuse.


Great movie. Micheal Keaton, Wynona Ryder... Oh wait, you were talking about the star. My bad.


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| January 29, 2010, 6:11 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Quoting Areetsa C

Still better than Betelgeuse.


Great movie. Micheal Keaton, Wynona Ryder... Oh wait, you were talking about the star. My bad.
Excuse me, but do you mean Alex Keaton?


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| January 29, 2010, 6:18 pm
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