Want to show your Spinner photos in a different light? Try a stereographic projection. (Warning: Photoshopping is necessary!)
The article on What A 24-Hour Exposure Looks Like was the inspiration for this Tipster. After reading the article and doing some quick research I realised that Spinner 360 photos would be perfect for making stereographic projections (i.e. planet photos).
A panorama or landscape photo – Spinner 360 shots work really well for this!
Crop your panorama so that the left and right edges are a close match. Sometimes it requires some photo editing to make the edges line up. A perfect match will result in a seamless planet.
Once that’s done, rotate the image 180°. (Note: whatever is on top in the original image will become the centre of the manipulated image. So, if you want the sky in the centre, then leave the sky at the top.)
Resize the image to become a square. In Photoshop, you go to Image Size and make sure to uncheck the box that constrains proportions. I normally use an image size of 8000 pixels by 8000 pixels.
Go to Filter → Distort → Polar Coordinates and select “Rectangular to Polar”. (In GIMP, it would be Filters → Distorts → Polar Coords.)
Sit back, relax and watch the magic happen! (If you want, you can clean up the edges, probably with the healing brush or clone stamp tool.)
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
Keep experimenting with your analogue shots and try out many different styles. This time, let these filter photographs from the community show you how easy it is to create images that are popping with effects and color!
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Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
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There's a lot that you can do with a Lomo LC-A+/Lomo LC-Wide and a Krab, besides the obvious (which is take it in the water with you). Get creative by trying various angles and perspectives; you'll be surprised how a slight tilt can make a dramatic difference to your photos. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration!
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
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Winter is upon us! Want to make the most out of your Lomo'Instant camera this Christmas? Here are five fabulous tricks to try during the holidays that would add a touch of character to your gifts and decorations.