Posts Tagged ‘experiment’

What the Naked Eye Sees in the Night Sky Compared to What the Camera Can Capture

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The Internet is teeming with photographs and videos of the starry night sky that dazzle the eyes and tickle the imagination, but have you ever wondered how the imagery compares to what photographer’s naked eye actually saw while the camera was taking a picture?

Photographer inefekt69 recently decided to answer that question by creating the photos above. On the left is what the human eye could see in the dark, outdoor field, and on the right is the photo he shared online.
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Shooting Selfies with Strangers Using a 16mm Bolex Film Camera

Short-film makers Adrian Morphy and Marissa Bergougnou of Rhymes with Orange did an interesting little social experiment recently. They had a guy named Geoffrey Cork stand on a street and ask passersby to stop and pose for a selfie with him. It wasn’t just a smartphone selfie, though, but also one shot with a bulky 16mm Bolex motion picture camera. The black-and-white cinematic selfies turned out pretty well.

Using the World’s Longest Selfie Stick on the Streets of London

This guy from Trollstation recently did an experiment to see what kind of reactions he would get by taking the world’s longest selfie stick onto the streets of London for some unusual self-portraits. He should try shooting with this 28-foot-tall tripod next.

Experiment Shows What Happens When You Repost a Photo to Instagram 90 Times

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Every time you post a photo to Instagram, it loses a tiny bit of quality. It’s not really noticeable for a single upload, but if you save and repost the photo over and over, the quality loss becomes extreme. It’s a concept known as “generation loss,” and is the subject of artist Pete Ashton‘s project “I Am Sitting In Stagram (2015).”
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Photo Booths In Japan Will Quietly Retouch Your Face to Fix Your ‘Flaws’

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In Japan, purikura refers to a photo booth in which you can pose for a photo with friends and decorate the portraits before receiving little printed versions.

One interesting thing that sets many of these machines apart from their Western world counterparts is the fact that they will quietly do beauty retouching on photos in an attempt to fix subjects’ facial “flaws.”
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This is What You Get When You Fire a Camera Flash Inside Someone’s Mouth

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Here’s a strange portrait showing what you get when you fire an off-camera flash that’s shoved into your subject’s mouth. Certain parts of the human face are more translucent than others, resulting in a creepy skull-like appearance.

24-year-old Belgian visual artist Stijn Eeckhout tell us he shot the photo after he was curious about what the effect would look like.
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Gun Cam: A Camera Drone Weaponized with Roman Candle Fireworks

Here’s something else to file under “Strange things people are doing with camera drones”: PIEROGRAM was staying at a cottage with a friend this past summer when, after a few beers, the two decided to mount some roman candle fireworks to the drone to create a first person gunship type of game. The two had a blast, but it’s probably not the brightest idea. (Warning: there’s some strong language).


P.S. If this type of experiment is up your alley, be sure to check out the Star Wars-style drone racing project we featured last year.

This Experimental Journey Through Lights Was Made with DSLRs in a Car at Night

Kevin McGloughlin of Sligo, Ireland created this captivating music video for the song “Never Knew” by Sunken Foal. He tells us his use of “lights and bokeh in an unconventional way” recently got his project selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
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Using Cigarettes to Connect with Strangers in SF

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I visit San Francisco often to walk the streets with camera in hand, hoping to capture life as it happens. Invariably I am asked for change and/or a cigarette. For the most part I try to be generous, but as a non-smoker I’m not able to oblige. I then wondered what would happen if the situation was reversed: instead of being asked for a cigarette I would offer them to random people from all walks of life.
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Photographer Uses Photoshop and Neuroscience to Find Your ‘Ideal’ Self-Image

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What does your ideal self actually look like? That’s the question that photographer Scott Chasserot seeks to answer with his experiment, Original Ideal. By using portrait photography, Photoshop and brainwave scanners, he thinks he can pinpoint the version of your portrait that you find most appealing. Read more…