Has anyone mentioned a simple scanner?

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by Mitica100, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Since I'm quite new here, I don't know if any on this forum mentioned using a plain scanner instead of a camera. It is the simplest method, yet one of the more interesting alternative ones out there.

    I usually place an object on the scanner, lift the cover completely and scan. Final touch-ups in Photoshop (dirt specs removed, occasional cat hairs -I have two cats!) and voila! A new image.

    I would post one here but since I'm a newbie I don't know yet how to do it. Someone help?? :roll:
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    Well, I found an image hosting where I posted my scanned picture. It's a garlic head, sorry if it doesn't come through too well, they limit the size of the picture to 120K.

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-11/491218/garlicHead01.jpg
     
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    oriecat work in progress

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    Hey that's interesting. Kinda like the digital version of a photogram maybe.

    If you want to show the image in your post, then you would just need to use the [img tags around it [/img but with both sides of the brackets.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Seems to me I've read about this technique somewhere, but I haven't tried it. You did get a nice image there! Seems you would be limited only by what will fit comfortably on your scanner. Very interesting, thanks for sharing that. :D
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    There are a couple of local artists in my town who call themselves "scanographers". While it is sort of interesting to use things in a different manner then they were designed, I have yet to see a "scanograph" that particularly interests me (although this probably has more to do with the artist than the technique).

    For some reason this reminds me of something. I stumbled onto a site on the web of a dentist who brings flowers and such into his office at night and x-rays them and makes BW prints (I can't remember if he uses traditional or digital printing process). They are gorgeous. I think the site is easy to find with a search for "x-ray photography".
     
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    This was an exact school assignment I had to do last year :) I WAS SOOO close to winning an award for it.

    The border was in Photoshop of course. And I purposely placed everything the way they are there because I knew it would create depth.
     
  6. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yep, that's right. I find whitish veggies to do the best, be that garlic, leeks, green onions, white onions, pearl onions and so on. You get my drift... I wonder what egg shells look like. Scanner, here I come.
     

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