Posts Tagged ‘paint’

Embarrassing Target Photoshop Fail Looks Like it Was Done in Paint… by a 5-Year-Old

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This might be the worst Photoshopping we’ve ever seen… maybe even worse than the floating inspectors from China. Because while usually the Photoshop goof-ups pointed out by websites like Jezebel aren’t all that horrific (as the Lena Dunham debacle pointed out), in this case, they hit the mother load. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with Fabian Oefner and His Stunning New ‘Orchids’ Series

Photographer Fabian Oefner‘s work with paint — all part of his “Paint Action” or “Three” cycle of photo series — never ceases to impress. His previous Black Hole and Liquid Jewels series highlighted the effects of centrifugal force and air pressure on paint, respectively.

The final series in the cycle, Orchids, explores the effects of gravity — and, as always, it does so in the most colorful (and messy) way possible. What’s more, this time we have a chance to watch him work behind the scenes! Read more…

Liquid Jewels: Photos of Paint-Covered Balloons Milliseconds After They Pop

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Back in March, we shared Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner’s Black Holes series of photographs showing paint being flung outwards by a spinning drill. We told you then that Oefner’s stated goal was to “harness elemental forms of natural phenomena and capture them in the most stunning way possible.”

His most recent project takes another stab at that goal, this time using paint and modeling balloons to create a series of photographs he’s calling Liquid Jewels. Read more…

Colorful Photos of Paint Being Flung from Barbie Heads and Various Objects

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Still life photographer Peter Schafrick recently built a custom contraption he calls “The Spinster.” It’s a mostly wooden device that allows him to spin paint-covered objects around an axis, capturing colorful images of paint being flung outward by centrifugal force. The resulting series is titled “Toys.”
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Nikon’s Taiwan Repair Center Can Fix Up Your Broken Lens… And Make it White

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Shoot with Nikon DSLR gear and want to give your lens a paint job? Instead of doing it yourself—which, by the way, can produce some neat results—you can send your lens over to the Nikon Repair Center in Taiwan. In addition to fixing up damaged lenses–sometimes by boiling the parts in water—the center can also give your lens a sleek, white paint job.
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Colorful Photos of Paint Being Flung by a Spinning Drill

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Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner calls himself a “curious investigator,” and says that his mission is to “harness elemental forms of natural phenomena and capture them in the most stunning way possible.” An example of this can be seen in his recent project titled “Black Hole,” which features photos showing lines of color emanating from a “black hole.”
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How To Shoot Liquid Flow Photographs

In this tutorial I will share how I shoot “liquid flow” photos — smoke-like abstracts done by dropping cream colored with food dye into a small tank of water, then rotated 180 degrees.
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How to Create the Google Logo Using Photos of Tossed Paint

To celebrate Google+’s one year anniversary, photographer Alex Koloskov and retoucher Genia Larionova teamed up on a photo project to recreate the Google logo using photographs of paint. They tossed paint matching the colors of each letter into the air multiple times and picked out the best shapes, which were then combined in Photoshop.
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A Canon Rebel T2i Fit for a Stormtrooper

Leica charges thousands of dollars extra for its limited edition white cameras, but a Boston-based photo enthusiast named Andrew successfully customized his camera for only a few dollars by going the DIY route. After spending two hours strategically placing green painters tape onto his Canon Rebel T2i DSLR using a razor, he hung the camera by the strap mount and applied six coats of white spray paint and three coats of matte clear.
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Household Objects with Visual Branding Completely Removed

Brand Spirit is a new photo project by NYC-based branding strategist Andrew Miller, who writes,

Every day for 100 days, I will paint one branded object white, removing all visual branding, reducing the object to its purest form. Each object may be purchased for less than $10, something I own, something another person gives me, or something I find.

See if you can identify each of the objects despite their lack of branding.
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