Posts Tagged ‘splash’

Olympus Patents ‘Splash-Triggering’ Mode, Presumably for Its Tough Lineup

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Well, here’s your strange patent of the month. According to the latest patent filings from Olympus, it seems as though they’ve created a special triggering system for their ‘Tough’ waterproof camera lineup that will automatically snap a photo when it detects a splash of water.

While more details can only be hypothesized, it’s safe to say this feature is probably directed at parents of little ones who want to capture the waterlogged adventures of their children. Details on how the triggering system works are absent, but it’s rather intriguing nonetheless.

Of course, this tech may never make it into a consumer product. But if it does, we’ll be sure to share such a camera with you.

(via 4/3 Rumors)

How to Capture Water Balloons Popping by Hacking a Shutter Release Cable

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Here’s a tutorial on how to capture an exploding water balloon in the precise moment the balloon pops, while the water still holds the shape of a balloon. I didn’t want to invest any money in laser barriers or something similar, so I built a very simple mechanism. It doesn’t give me perfect timing, but it produces acceptable results.
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Shooting a Macro Liquid Splash Photo That Looks Computer Generated

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I recently captured the macro liquid splash photograph above, and found that it came out looking like it was computer generated. Here’s a brief description of how the photo was created.
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Shooting High-Speed Water Drop Photos From Start to Finish

Over the past couple of years, German photographer Markus Reugels has attracted quite a bit of attention for his high-speed photographs of water drop splashes. His project, titled “Liquid Splashes”, consists of split-second photos that make colorful splashes look like tiny glass sculptures hovering in the air above a mirror. In the video above, Reugels introduces himself and his work, and takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour showing how he goes about creating his beautiful photographs.
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Outside the Box: Add Sunglasses to a Water Balloon Pop Photograph

Here’s a neat idea of thinking outside the box: high-speed photographer Scott Dickson added a pair of sunglasses to an ordinary water balloon pop photograph, giving the splash some personality (and a “bowtie”).
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Turn Solid Glass Objects into Liquid by Splashing Some Water

Here’s a fun weekend photo project for you to try: turn solid glass objects into liquid by splashing water onto them. That’s what Mexico City-based photographer Jean Bérard did for his series titled Liquid Glass. He set various glass vessels onto a table, and photographed them multiple times while splashing the water contained within and tossing water on from the outside.

The photographs were then merged into single composite photos that make the objects look like they’re created entirely out of water.
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Time-Lapse of a Water Drop Splash

Water drop photographer Corrie White creates pretty neat “time-lapse” videos of water drops falling and making splashes. The images aren’t from the same splash: White shoots one photo of 350-400 individual drop attempts, with each photo delayed just a fraction of a second longer than the previous one. Combining the resulting images into a time-lapse (or stop-motion) video creates the result seen here.
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Incredible Flowers Created with Splashes and High Speed Photography

Photographer Jack Long has an absolutely amazing series of photographs titled Vessels and Blooms that features liquid flowers captured by shooting high speed photographs of splashes. The images are not faked with Photoshop, but are instead single exposures that result from months of planning and testing.
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Beautifully Detailed Photos of Splashes

German photographer Heinz Maier only started doing photography last year, but his stunning photographs of water drop splashes are already taking the Internet by storm. By using a macro lens and colored filters, Maier makes tiny splashes of liquid look like intricate glass sculptures.
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How to Photograph Your Fist Smashing Through a Wall of Water

This beautiful (and disorienting) photograph was made by Evan Sharboneau of Photo Extremist. If you can’t make sense of it, try tilting your head 90-degrees to the left. The technique isn’t too difficult — it’s taken the same way as photos of things dropped into water.
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