Foregrounds. This is the stuff that goes down first. Opaque, translucent, or clear. Paper, plastic, fabric, metal mesh, glitter, or even liquids. Foreground material needs to be thin if you’re using a shallow DOF scanner. Get creative, use lights in the backdrop or as the backdrop, still lights or moving lights. If you happen to be a photographer then maybe you have a big studio LED light, which can be very nice. Especially when trying for a translucent effect for things like botanical or other potentially translucent subjects.
- Let's get into the foreground…and background elements of a scan,…because even though both of these things…are totally optional when you're setting up a scan,…when you do include them, this is where your scans…can take on some artistic personality.…So, it's really worth brainstorming…and exploring some options here.…And let's start with foregrounds.…This is the stuff that usually sits…right there on the glass, and foreground material…can be clear or translucent, or it can be…like a bunch of tiny things…that you scatter around on the glass,…something like grains of rice for instance.…
Foreground material, well it can be plastic,…paper, fabric, mesh, metal, beads, string,…glitter, or even something edible.…And much more of course.…So, just look around, be resourceful,…and try out different approaches…while you're aiming for foreground materials…that interact with your subjects in interesting ways.…As far as backdrops go, well,…nothingness is always an option.…And some scanners by default, they scan with a light,…
- 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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