Posts Tagged ‘tape’

Shitty Rigs: A Site Dedicated to the Crappy Rigs Filmmakers MacGyver Together

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You might have found yourself in this situation before: you’re in the middle of a photo shoot and you find that you badly need to set up a shot or lighting that is, in fact, impossible to do ‘professionally’ given the gear you have on hand.

So what do you do? You go all MacGyver of course! You put together an off-the-top-of-your-head DIY fix that gets the job done (even if it doesn’t look all that good doing it). The Tumblr blog Shitty Rigs is dedicated to showing off those brilliant, if a bit silly, creations. Read more…

Use Gaffers Tape to Customize the Catch Lights In Your Subject’s Eyes

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Photographer Nick Fancher tells us that he recently came up with an interesting way of customizing the catch light in subjects’ eyes. If, in your portraiture, you place white or black foam boards to control the amount and direction of bounce light, you can also use white and black gaffers tape to control what goes on in your subjects’ eyeballs!
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Silly Portraits of People with Scotch Tape on Their Faces

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For the past couple of months, Albuquerque, New Mexico-based photographer Wes Naman has been working on a lighthearted personal project called “Scotch Tape,” a series that features bizarre portraits of subjects who have their faces wrapped tightly with strips of Scotch tape.
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Tape Transfer Portraits Show Subjects Behind Their Own Altered Photos

Photographer Rory White‘s Rorshak Tape Transfer Series might look like some kind of surreal digital art, but the images were actually created without Photoshop. White shot portraits of his subjects, printed them out, and invited the subjects to paint, tear, and alter the prints. He then covered the image with packing tape, dropped it in hot water, and peeled off the paper on the back (like a Polaroid emulsion transfer). The semi-transparent image would then be hung from a stand, and the subject rephotographed while standing behind it.
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Giant Words Added to Photos Without Photoshop

The giant “GRIT” seen in this photograph wasn’t added in post-processing. The secret? Blue painters tape.

Artist Stephen Doyle created the installation for a series of photographs that appeared in a recent New York Times Magazine article titled What if the Secret to Success is Failure?
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Brilliant Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring Rolls of Adhesive Tape

Johan Rijpma spent six months creating this two and a half minute time-lapse video showing rolls of transparent adhesive tape slowly unwinding. For one of the shots, he spent hours standing in the wind and rain, turning a plate 0.4 degrees every 30 seconds and then snapping a photo. Some of the sequences took as long as 12 hours to develop.

(via Laughing Squid)

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Camouflage Your Camera with Duct Tape

If you want to make your camera stealthy for whatever reason (maybe wildlife photography?), there’s special camouflage-patterned bags or cases you can buy to put your camera in. Those can be pricey though, and an easier do-it-yourself solution is to simply tape up your camera with some camouflage duct tape. Instructables member Nano_Burger posted a series of photos showing how he did this with a cheap film camera.

How to Give Your Photos a Dreamy, Lo-Fi Look Using Scotch Tape

If you’d like to take “lo-fi” photographs with your DSLR, but don’t want to spend money on a pricey specialty lens just for this purpose, you’re in luck. In this tutorial I’ll be showing you a simple “mod” with which you can get a similar effect for no money at all! You’ll need a piece of scotch tape, scissors and a lens.
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