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Offline Russ

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Why bother with a camera ?
« on: October 13, 2010, 03:28:05 PM »
Photography without a camera, impressive stuff.

Love the picture of the baby, but then I'm a big softie.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11521919

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Offline Desmo

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Re: Why bother with a camera ?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 06:22:34 PM »
I agree

I believe some of my pinhole camera shots are amongst my best. Some taken with a piece of film in a cardboard box with a tiny hole in front.

Man Ray was one of the pioneers of the kind of imaging you reference here and used to make images on film without a box. He also pioneered many of the mind tricks now done in photoshop. Man Ray called his images Rayograms (the std term is Photogram):
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=883&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=rayogram&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
The alternate term is Rayograph
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Re: Why bother with a camera ?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 08:30:24 PM »
Amazing what can be achieved now with PS and the like.


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