“As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine”…
A very simple recipe: Get a bunch of iPads and 3D software. CAT scan (or salami) each of the objects that you want to light paint in the frame. Repeat for every frame to get stop motion animation. Kinda hard to explain in text, instantly figured once seen in the video.
The result is very impressive, innovative and definitely worth the 5:30 minutes the video will take of your debugging/excelling/meeting time.
Rss readers, you may want to click through to see the video (or watch it directly here)
Long before I started blogging, and around when I picked up photography I read books. In the beginning I read almost any photography book I could put my hand on, and as time progresses I got more picky.
I intend to maintain this list and link to it from the main page for your reference.
Below you will find my favorite reads, the books that helped me learn how to light, how to approach a portrait and that a photograph is more than a combination of aperture and shutter speed. [Read more…]
Steven Monteau, the out-of-this-world-designer who created the Battlefield Pinhole Camera (and the amazing bokeh video) is back with a new camera the Guillotine (A.K.A Adidas) Camera. It is a homemade camera that creates actions sequences, in a fashion very similar to the Lomo Super Sampler (only better). It does so on 120 film and with great fineness.
Steven was kind enough to share how this camera was built. I am not really sure if this goes into the crazy or genius category.
London based photographer Edward Horsford photographs balloons in a very unique way. He freezes them as the leave his hands to explode.
The pictures are taken with a “high tech” DIYed sound trigger, Strobes, and one rusty stick.
The following post which bounces from interview to tech details outlines the way to take such photographs. [Read more…]
Here comes the second part of BOG (Bag O’ Goodies). BOG’s first part was a riot, with a final that was very hard to judge, this time we are going to up the difficulty level (see how great the last round was in this slideshow).
Again we have some awesome prizes for the winner, just the stuff that will get you going is you are starting to look into the world of photography hacks, mods and lighting. [Read more…]
It’s time to announce the winners for the Bag O’ Goodies first assignment – food.
I know everyone is dying to see who won the (virtual) bag with all the goodies inside. I am going to list my top five picks and then announce the winner of a bag filled with about $870 worth of goodies.
Selection was not easy, and flickr playing games with the tagging system did not make it any easier, eventually I went and manually checked every picture upload from the announcement day (and a few from before) as the flickr tagging system did not catch all the images on the search. Here are my favs with no particular order.
There’s something magical about the perfection and symmetry found in a circle. Today, we are going to learn one way to make perfect circles with light.
The idea is very simple and all the materials for the project can be purchased at local hardware and department stores. [Read more…]
I am happy to bring to life the bag O’ goodies assignment here on DIYP.
Looking over the last few years, DIYP accumulated a huge bunch of tutorials, and this assignment is designed to help you make some good use of them.
Our sponsors really outdid themselves this time and the winner will literally receive a bag full of goodies.
Hit the jump for more details. [Read more…]
There a lots of really talented light painters out there worldwide doing big small stuff and detailed everything style pieces. If I had to choose I wouldn’t but some folks take their photos to the next level. From the icy blue rocks and motioned ocean done by Burnblue to the triptastic tunnel work of someone like tcb (who did a few great tutorials for DIYP). Their work always has a real power owing to the huge or subtle location they use. Each does it their own way but to full effect.
I always try to focus on the journey of the light. An ideal shot for me is one with no streetlight or reflected windows and a frame of something that I can’t explain but recognize as soon as I see it. I love the use of spaces but I always have enjoyed focusing on the light itself as it flowed momentarily. Trying to add depth with the pathways of various sources or flipping something to create a symmetrical view if I feel it adds to what I was trying to do is usually about it. Here is how you do it. [Read more…]