Scanners are ideal tools for recording detailed and concise imagery of botanical specimens. Give it a try using plants from your yard, plants found on a nearby hike, flowers from the grocery store, or dead flowers that have been sitting around for a couple weeks. A number of interesting post-scanning digital treatments could be considered, such as inverting the image to create an x-ray look of your botanical scan. Assemble photos of plants from your yard into an interesting poster that’s ready for print.
- Scanners are really great for capturing images…of plants, and flowers, and such.…And what I'm gonna do here is give you…my top 20 tips and ideas about scanning botanical specimens,…whether they're straight from nature,…or straight from the flower stand at a grocery store.…Okay, number one,…it only takes one tiny flower…and maybe the bottom of a to-go coffee cup…to make for a great botanical scan.…I've converted this shot to black and white,…and as you'll see, I've also applied other looks…to the rest of the images on this video.…
Okay, number two, aim for images that aren't necessarily…the kind that could be…easily captured with a regular camera,…like a shot here of a solo flower…that kind of seems to be floating in space.…Number three, patterns can be fun.…Patterns made from dense arrangements…of things plucked from the ground.…Also, don't forget that patterns…can make really nice backdrops for words.…And number four, some plants,…especially weeds that you pulled out of the yard,…they don't last very long once they're out of the ground.…
- Working with scanning equipment
- Scanning resolution and cropping
- Advanced digital treatments of scans
- Building a creature with a scanner
- Creating a collage with a scanner
- Scanning botanical specimens from your yard
- Creating a GIF using your scanner
- Processing film negatives with a scanner
- Professional uses for scanography
Skill Level Intermediate
Scanning Techniques for Photography Art and Designwith Taz Tally6h 53m Intermediate
Introduction to scanography1m 55s
1. Getting Started Scanning
2. Using Your Scanner to Create Art
3. Advanced Compositions with Scanning
4. Sharing Your Work
Where to go from here3m 8s
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