Upon further reflection…

There are a few key differences between using pixelstick and trying to mimic the visuals in Photoshop or After Effects, and those differences account for much of the value in choosing to take the practical path.

  1. We are first and foremost shooters. Whether you shoot for fun or shoot for results, pixelstick keeps you behind the camera more and fiddling in software afterwards less.
  2. Instant feedback. Want to see how the shoot is going? Just walk to the back of the camera. You can see everything you’ve captured already. No need to wonder if you’ll be able to pull it off later in software.
  3. Most importantly, pixelstick allows you to interact with the shooting environment in a very real and compelling way.

One of the best examples of this real environmental interaction is reflections. Whether it’s the curving body of a car or the choppy surface of a lake, faking these kind of real reflections is extremely difficult to pull off convincingly. Far easier (and more rewarding) in our opinion is to let pixelstick do its thing, spilling beautiful, organic light all through your exposure.