Posts Tagged ‘creative’

Create Trippy Star Trail Effects in Time-Lapses Using a Motorized Zoom System

Here’s a neat video that shows what you get in a star trails time-lapse if you slowly move your lens’ zoom ring over the course of the long exposures. Long exposures naturally create star trails around Earth’s axis of rotation, but throw in some motorized zooms and you can turn those ordinary trails into some pretty trippy effects.
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Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

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German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday objects around them. One of his first viral projects that featured this style was “Dreams of Flying“.

His latest one is the most ambitious and elaborate of them all. Titled “Konrad Wimmel is in Town,” the series features gigantic scenes that took a year to create.
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Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

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How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the chart above using info from the book “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” by Mason Currey. Though there aren’t any photographers on the list here, it’s an interesting look at how creative minds of the past approached things like work, sleep, and play.

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People [Podio via Colossal]

Backwards Footage of Steel Wool Spinning is a Treat for the Eyes

Spinning some burning steel wool around on the end of a rope is popular as a way to create dazzling long exposure photographs. It can also be used for dazzling video as well.

Photographer Richie Johnston created the video above by capturing a woman spinning steel wool in a forest and then reversing the footage. It’s titled “Ignition Sequences.”
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This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the perspectives of the cameras are combined and synchronized, a “rotationally symmetric, kaleidoscopic world” is created. The song is “Fear & Delight” from the album Puppet Loosely Strung by The Correspondents.
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Guy Records One Word Per Day Over the Course of a Year for a 365-Day Speech

One second per day videos have gotten quite popular in recent years, and now there are even apps that can help you do the project. Ben Schmidt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada decided to take the concept to the next level by delivering a speech over the course of a year by saying one word to his camera per day.
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Famous Paintings Recreated as Photos Using Things Around the Office

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Photographers Chris Limbrick and Francesco Fragomeni both work for the website hosting company Squarespace. During times in which they’re not hard at work, the duo has been shooting a lighthearted photo project called foolsdoart.

Each photograph is a recreation of a famous painting with Limbrick and Fragomeni as the subjects and with their office as the stage.
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Samsung Camera Ads Imagine Famous Self-Portrait Paintings as the Result of Selfies

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Samsung has launched a clever new marketing campaign to promote its tiny NX Mini mirrorless camera. The ads imagine a few famous self-portrait paintings as a result of selfies captured with the company’s camera.
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Photographer Imagines What Chairs Would Look Like If They Were People

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“What would chairs look like if they were people?” It’s a strange question that forms the basis of an interesting and creative project by photographer Horia Manolache. It consists of pairs of photos showing various chairs and Manolache’s ideas of what those chairs would look like in human form.
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A Clever Card That ‘Loads’ as It’s Being Pulled Out of the Sleeve

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Here’s a clever idea we’ve never seen before: a card that “loads” as you open it. Pull the card out of the sleeve and watch as the progress bar magically “works.”
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