The camera you didn't know you had

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by Beezle, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Saw an article from the Smithsonian about a fella that uses a different sort of camera - a scanner.

    His work with florals reminds me of what I like to do, so of course I started laying things on my scanner!

    First attempt:


    The smallest of those shells, maybe 5mm across, scanned at 4800 dpi:


    Posted here because this is where scanner heads hang out. :Wink:

    Lots of problems to sort out, but I think I've found something fun to do!
  2. PS, where might I find a really big polarizer? Or at least neutral density plate (to reduce exposure a bit)?

    Already ordered an 8x10 hunk of anti newton ring glass.
  3. Another example. This one first done reflective, then scanned as positive film. This passes light through the subject, giving a high key effect.


  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Smiles at Ed:>))))))))))

    Yes great things can be done with a scanner.
    With your creativity, you will come up with some great stuff:>)))))
  5. GoGo


    Apr 20, 2006
    New York
  6. Nice of you to say Gale.

    Why didn't anyone tell me sooner??? :tongue:
  7. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Gee Ed , just never thought to mention it.
    Guess because at the present i do not have a scanner.
    Have see lots of things done.

    Textures made of a number of things for PS even. Just another idea.
    Scanning different patterned paper for backgrounds or patterns for PS.

    Creating all kinds of pictures and frames for images..:>))))))
  9. There's a woman here in So. CT who sells tons of stuff, mostly florals, shot with/thru a scanner. I've always been impressed with the clarity and color of her work. So... keep on keepin' on and be sure to show us your work.
  10. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    Incredible! The old face zerox on steroids.