Here is a neat way to reuse 35mm slides (or slide frames) aside from Blasting them all over your photos.
We are very excited today to announce a brand new light modifier done by our sister company – Spiffy Gear. It is called The Light Blaster™.
The Light Blaster (or Blaster for short) is a unique light modifier that enables you to project an image onto a subject or a background. Imagine that, the ability to create a new world at the click of a shutter.
It is small, portable and and only requires a speedlight and any SLR lens to work. Things you already probably have. We’ve designed a high quality product specifically built to keep costs at a minimum while pushing the creative potential to the maximum! The advantage of having an interchangeable lens means that you can simply switch up the focal length to achieve different results: 35mm to blast an entire wall, 200mm to paint a heart on a chest.
So, after the dust has fallen on the MōVI announcement, photographers and makers are starting to pop up with home brew versions.
The eSteady by Tom Parker is not a full MōVI in the sense that it only manipulates 2 axis rather than the 3 axis stabilization done by MōVI. Of course it is also 75 times cheaper, price-wise you are giving up one axis for $14,800. Sounds like a good bargain to me. Also it is used for light weight camera like the GoPro.
It is not surprising that in addition to his photography background, Tom also has aerial photography and makering experience.[Read More…]
UK based Photographer Chris Bucklow does the most amazing thing with aluminum foil.
After charting a life sized human silhouette on the foil, Chris places it as the front element of a huge camera pointing towards the sky, and exposed for about one second.
The back of the camera is a photo-sensitive paper.
Here is the interesting bit, the pinholes each produce a small image of the sun’s disc… 25,000 suns onto the photo paper. So the pinholes are NOT making little pictures of the holes, they are acting as lenses to each photograph the sun in the sky. 25,000 suns is one per day if you live to be 70.[Read More…]
The folks form Mpex have been keeping us on our toes for a pretty long time. The Quad sync LP160 has gone off stock for about 9 months, with a vague promise of a better and improved LP180.
The wait is over, as the quad sync LP180 was just announced 3 minutes ago.
I am not really sure how to categorize this video, as it is pretty multidisciplinary, touching no projection, dance and animation. But since we are dealing with projection this month, I wanted to share it.
In this epic battle, Taichi Saotome fights a carefully animated and projected shadow (of his own)
There is very little information about this show in the webs:
The piece is called “Dragon and Peony, Sword”. Here isthe description of the show: “Mr. Saotome battles against his own shadowgraph with making full use of projection effects. The stage with transforming and lashing out shadow consists of precise video production and Mr.Saotome’s talent.“
Here is the project description (I am really liking this guy now)[Read More…]
Here is a super sweet project by DIYP reader Karl E. Wenzel (AKA Terapixel² on Flickr), who is usually an avid macro photographer.
Project consists of a small picture frame and a 5W LED inserted in an old bellows camera – a Zeiss Ikon with Dominar Anastigmat 105mm/F4.5 lens – to create a small hand held projector.
If you ever got a mail asking you to transfer money to a banker until he sends you $2,580,000 from an abandoned inheritance you know you are being phished. (similarly, if they are asking for money so they can send you your “Microsoft lottery Grand Price). It turns out that photographers are being targeted as a group, with a more specific technique. Photographer Neil van Niekerk shares the general technique and a few war stories.
Generally the scheme works like this:[Read More…]
Photographer Raj Khepar set out to highlight the excessive use of post production on beauty photographs by editing beauty portraits to the level where they show no facial features.
The results of his Synthetic Beauty series are quite eerie and disturbing.
I asked Raj about his inspiration for the project:[Read More…]