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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Scanned Flower


Read about scanning flowers so I gave it a try. Multiple filters in CS6. Thanks.













Sep 01, 2012 at 04:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Scanned Flower


I like the texture and tone. And the flowers have a 3d look, great use of contrast

Joe



Sep 01, 2012 at 04:39 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Scanned Flower


Thanks Joe. I have no idea what I am doing. These are literally the first two scans I made.


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I like the texture and tone. And the flowers have a 3d look, great use of contrast

Joe




Sep 01, 2012 at 04:43 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Scanned Flower


Impressive DOF and petal detail


Sep 03, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Scanned Flower


Both photos are very well done. Not a huge fan of flower pictures, but these really have an artistic aspect to them that is rarely seen.

Well done!



Sep 06, 2012 at 08:20 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Scanned Flower


These are very nice, close to amazing. Can you tell us more about your technique, equipment, tutorials you may have found. I've always wanted to try this as well.


Sep 07, 2012 at 05:44 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Scanned Flower


Thanks. This was my first try so I was pleased how they turned out. The inspiration came from the Howard Davis Book "Photographing Flowers"...

I just put the flower face down on the glass and put a piece of black velvet over it to keep the light out. In the book he built a 5" or so high box to go over the scanner glass. That's a better idea, I have to pick off a bunch of dust in photoshop.

I think the key was the processing. I don't remember all of the steps but I used CS6 to make the black blacker, etc. Used Nik filters to bring out the detail. I think I used 3-4 different Nik filters, but I don't remember. I just messed around with a bunch of combinations until I liked what I saw.


aman74 wrote:
These are very nice, close to amazing. Can you tell us more about your technique, equipment, tutorials you may have found. I've always wanted to try this as well.




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Thanks, I'll have to check out that book. I've looked up "scanography" on the web. I haven't spent a whole lot of time researching yet, but the sites are pretty sparse and vague and I didn't find any forums yet.

I'm trying to find out what scanners would be best? One thing I've heard mention of is that some give a bit more DOF than other designs. As far as other features, other than ppi, I wouldn't know what to look for.

Where did you source the flowers? I see all these beautiful flower photos and I don't have a source for many. I was wondering if people buy them at the florist if they or someone else they know doesn't happen to be growing them? I've often though of asking local florists if they have any "throwaways" that may still be suitable.

I understand if you don't have the time to answer. Either way, thanks for you thoughts thus far.



Sep 09, 2012 at 07:52 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Scanned Flower


My scanner is a Epson 3170. I've had it for years so it just your basic cheap scanner. I really don't know what to look for either. As far as sourcing flowers I just found some at the grocery store.

Good luck


aman74 wrote:
Thanks, I'll have to check out that book. I've looked up "scanography" on the web. I haven't spent a whole lot of time researching yet, but the sites are pretty sparse and vague and I didn't find any forums yet.

I'm trying to find out what scanners would be best? One thing I've heard mention of is that some give a bit more DOF than other designs. As far as other features, other than ppi, I wouldn't know what to look for.

Where did you source the flowers? I see all these beautiful flower photos and I don't have a source for
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Sep 09, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Scanned Flower


Thanks much!


Sep 11, 2012 at 07:41 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Scanned Flower


I like it


Oct 14, 2012 at 05:35 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Scanned Flower


What a great idea for making images! I may have to try something like this. The level of detail is intense, thanks for the fine images.
Rich T.



Nov 17, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Scanned Flower


I'm surprised there is so much depth of field from a scanner. I would have thought that the machine would be setup to focus exactly on the other side of the glass. But there is plenty of light so they probably use a cheaper lens that can't create a small depth of field.

The images are really nice. They almost look "clinical" but they definitely invoke an emotional response. I really think you're on to something and would love to see more.

Thanks for sharing.

Mark



Dec 01, 2012 at 12:53 PM





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