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I Invented A New Photography Technique And Created A Sad Story
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I Invented A New Photography Technique And Created A Sad Story

I wanted my final photo series to be special. I love how creative long exposure photography style can be, but it’s too abstract on its own. I wanted to make something unique, something meaningful.

I thought about how long exposure works, the camera just keeps on recording light until I press the button again. So when there is no light, it’s not recording anything, right? What if I propped up my phone in the dark, took a long exposure photo, moved the phone away, and turned the lights back on to catch the background? That was it, I had done it! I made interesting photos of a floating hologram using just my phone. Then I thought, hey, I’m an illustrator, I can draw my own holograms, take photos of those and tell a story through these beautiful photos, create a series.

I drew my little adorable dog on Photoshop on a black background, transferred the photos onto my phone, and propped it up wherever I wanted the dog to be. Since my phone has an AMOLED screen (black pixels turn off), the rest of the screen and phone were invisible in the dark. I turned the lights back on to capture the room and voilà! After three grueling days of trial and error using my photography technique, my masterpiece was ready for printing.

Sometimes I get so excited about the technique that I forget about the sad story depicted. The story itself was inspired by my own pet, Alfred, who died in a similar, tragic way.

More info: Instagram

Where did you come from?

What am I gonna do with you?

Hey! Bad dog!

Heh, that’s not how you do the assignment

Guess I’m stuck here

Who’s a good boy?

Come here, I got something for ya

Whatcha doing down there?

What the hell?

Oh God, no…

How could I let this happen? I just had to move the wires away…

What am I gonna do without you?

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LuckyL
Community Member
2 years ago

I absolutly LOVE this stile and the dog is one of the cutes thing I've seen!! (I'd also really like to know how you did the picture - how does it work?)

PandaPiñata
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2 years ago

Well it is explained in the beginning of the post ;)

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Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

So cute and a fascinating, unique look and technique (maybe you could patent it). I'd love to see it as a short animated movie

Leodavinci
Community Member
2 months ago

He can copyright the renderings/design of his dog character, but the technique he used can't be patented. The technique wasn't uncommon back in the days of film. Sounds like a version of "streak photography". The explanation isn't complete as there are no details on how he managed to accomplish it with a digital camera. I presume he used some specialized app.

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RebelSong
Community Member
2 years ago

This is soo cute (also very sad..) do more, do more :)

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LuckyL
Community Member
2 years ago

I absolutly LOVE this stile and the dog is one of the cutes thing I've seen!! (I'd also really like to know how you did the picture - how does it work?)

PandaPiñata
Community Member
2 years ago

Well it is explained in the beginning of the post ;)

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

So cute and a fascinating, unique look and technique (maybe you could patent it). I'd love to see it as a short animated movie

Leodavinci
Community Member
2 months ago

He can copyright the renderings/design of his dog character, but the technique he used can't be patented. The technique wasn't uncommon back in the days of film. Sounds like a version of "streak photography". The explanation isn't complete as there are no details on how he managed to accomplish it with a digital camera. I presume he used some specialized app.

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RebelSong
Community Member
2 years ago

This is soo cute (also very sad..) do more, do more :)

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