These Portraits Were Made with an Ordinary Flatbed Scanner


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Dubai-based artist Maitha Demithan creates unusual-looking portraits of people with a surreal feel and with every subject’s eyes closed or looking away from the “camera.” The reason is because the “photos” were all captured using an ordinary flatbed scanner.

Demithan jumped into the world of scanography back in 2009 and has been creating the pieces over the past decade.

For each portrait, Demithan uses a normal A4 flatbed scanner and scans her subjects’ bodies over tens of scans (sometimes up to 100). She then takes those scans and stitches them together in Photoshop to create her resulting portraits.

To

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These Portraits Were Made with an Ordinary Flatbed Scanner


This post is by Michael Zhang from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Dubai-based artist Maitha Demithan creates unusual-looking portraits of people with a surreal feel and with every subject’s eyes closed or looking away from the “camera.” The reason is because the “photos” were all captured using an ordinary flatbed scanner.

Demithan jumped into the world of scanography back in 2009 and has been creating the pieces over the past decade.

For each portrait, Demithan uses a normal A4 flatbed scanner and scans her subjects’ bodies over tens of scans (sometimes up to 100). She then takes those scans and stitches them together in Photoshop to create her resulting portraits.

To

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This Software Can Undistort Faces at the Edges of Wide-Angle Photos


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If you’ve ever found yourself at the edges of a group photo captured with a wide-angle lens, you may have noticed some strange stretching, squishing, and/or skewing that distort your face. Researchers have now created software that can automatically fix these wide-angle face distortions without affecting other parts of the photo.

In a paper titled “Distortion-Free Wide-Angle Portraits on Camera Phones,” a group of researchers at Google and MIT led by YiChang Shih introduce a new algorithm they created that allows for, as the name states, distortion-free wide-angle portraits shot using camera phones.

“In spite of the rapid proliferation of

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Portraits of People with an Ultra-Rare Type of Body-Covering Birthmark


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British photographer Brock Elbank has a series of portraits titled How Do You C Me Now? that features people with Congenital Melanocytic Naevus, an extremely rare birthmark that can cover up to 80% of the body.

Elbank spent 33 months shooting the portraits of 30 people using a Hasselblad H4D-60 medium format camera in collaboration with the UK CMN charity Caring Matters Now. The subjects were flown in to Elbank’s London studio from 14 countries across 5 continents. The goal was to create body-positive portraits that raise awareness of a little-known skin condition that less than 1% of the world’s

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Photos of the Border Between Childhood and Adulthood


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Grown is a new photo series by Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Sebastian Baumann that “examines the border between childhood and adulthood — if there is any.”

“Each picture depicts physically grown individuals within a moment of sudden subconscious, almost apathetic, reflection,” Baumann says.

In each photo, the grown up is seen lost in thought with the toys and imagination-filled play of their childhood.

“What becomes of early dreams, hopes and fears once we grow up?” Baumann asks.

You can find more of Baumann’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.


Image credits: Photographs by Sebastian Baumann and

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These Celebrity Light-Painting Portraits Were Photographed in a Single Take


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These Celebrity Light-Painting Portraits Were Photographed in a Single Take

Photographer Jason D Page was invited by Wango Tango festival 2019 to create a series of light painting portraits with some of the acts playing over the weekend, including Halsey, CNCO, and The Jonas Brothers. The photos were shot in a single take, with a team creating the surreal effects using light-painting brushes.

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Light-Painting Portraits of Music Stars Shot in a Single Take


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Light-painting photographer Jason Page and the team of ambassadors at Light Painting Brushes were recently invited to a music festival to capture creative light-painting portraits of the celebrity musicians performing over the weekend.

The project was commissioned by iheart Radio’s Wango Tango Music Festival in Los Angeles, and all the portraits had to be shot in a single take with around 1 to 2 minutes with each artist before they were ushered away for other backstage obligations.

Photographers Jason D. Page, Jason Rinehart, Efren Herrera, and Melissa Meyer came up with concepts for each of the musicians

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3 Ways to Use Plexiglass for Creative Portraits


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As a portrait photographer, it can often be difficult to keep thing interesting in the studio. Adding a unique element to your images can help them stand out while also allowing you to have little fun. The unique element that I added for my most recent shoot was just a simple piece of plexiglass. Here are three ways you can use a sheet of plexiglass and some simple household supplies to unleash your inner creative.

#1. Foreground Bokeh

Materials

  • Plexiglass
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Glycerin

This technique is an easy way to create foreground bokeh. First, mount your plexiglass in front

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