picturing PLAY


Although I enjoying posting a new picture each day, my photography has recently started to feel a little more like work than play. However, my father-in-law gave me Camera Creative (by Chris Gatcum) for Christmas. It offers several suggestions for fun, creative, and playful photography with detailed instructions on how to do each technique. This was an easy one – it simply involved using a scanner to “photograph” an actual object. Because the scanner light is so bright, it blacks out the background. The effect is very interesting. The image is imperfect (I consider this a *plus*) and the yellow and green on black are eye-catching. Delightful. Stay tuned for my shot at more easy techniques like this one!

    • Steve
    • January 7th, 2011

    Very fun. Low-tech photography like that has a long history. I remember back in the film days taking pinhole camera photos, which is simply taking a box, putting a piece of new film in it (in the dark of course), and then poking a pinhole in the box (mimicking a very very small aperture lens). You have to use it outside and have a long exposure time, but it actually takes pictures. Have fun trying new things!

    • Tiffany Hogan
    • January 7th, 2011

    really like this – so cool!

    • Celina Wyss
    • January 8th, 2011

    I like this a lot. Thanks for linking the book. May have to add it to my ever growing Amazon wish list.

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