Tipster of the Week - A Very Wavy Feeling


You need to be stable on holding your camera whenever you’re shooting photos especially when longer exposure is inevitable and you know how terrible your shots would look when you have unsteady hands, but not today! You can actually abandon your tripod now and still get fantastic results!

Liquid Vision by maximum_b

I really like how a certain object(s) would look when they are reflected on the water’s wavy surface, I’m fascinated by it! And I took this as an inspiration for this Tipster!

During my experiments with my various cameras, I discovered how to produce such “liquid” images effect on photos. All you need is a Horizon Perfekt and load it with a slow film (50-100iso maximum). Have its exposure the slowest setting (I usually set 1\2-1sec) combined with maximum aperture f16. When exposing move your camera up and down a little, so when the lens is rotating it will produce “waves” on the film.

The frequency of the waves depends on how fast your movements are. The slower you move it, the smoother it will appear. You could also try rotating it a little (10-15degrees) CW and CCW combined up and down movements. Welcome to the Liquid World!

written by maximum_b on 2009-11-01 #gear #tutorials #long-exposure #panoramic #waves #tipster #tipster-of-the-week #horizon #quickie-tipster #liquid


  1. luobodingr
    luobodingr ·

    a great idea. The result of thinking again! Whatever you do, keep thinking!

  2. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    That's an extraordinary idea !

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·


  4. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    WTF - this is brilliant!

  5. charwang
    charwang ·

    cool idea!

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ahhh maximum_b... You're so good ! This tip is wonderful !

  7. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    awesome!! this is the new blur!

  8. lomojunkie
    lomojunkie ·

    waw! great idea man! i will try this

  9. dogma
    dogma ·

    Great tipster indeed!!!

  10. kboboland
    kboboland ·

    Dude, this is cool

  11. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    totally wicked. i love it.

  12. jeromy-d
    jeromy-d ·

    How great!

  13. dotdotdot
    dotdotdot ·

    Great tip there!

  14. threemoons
    threemoons ·

    Love it!!

  15. ululchen
    ululchen ·

    amazing! someday i'm gonna have to buy that horizon perfekt...

  16. avariel
    avariel ·

    Very very cool.

  17. lomo_saltado
    lomo_saltado ·

    love that ondulant effect!! thnks!!

  18. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    can t wait to try this! Thanx so much for sharing

  19. alexkon
    alexkon ·

    класс ))

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