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07/25/2010 07:04:09 PM · #1
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a side challenge for shooting shots through unconventional (not commercially manufactured) filters. Stuff like cellophane, vaseline smeared glass, textured glass, plastic, prisms etc. etc. Be inventive or try stuff you've seen. Even proper lenses would be okay if they don't match your camera. The aim would be to get results that are not like straight and perfect photography, but more whimsical.

Oh, goodie! Some interest already.

I think this should start August 1

No rules other than staying with the spirit of the side challenge and having fun.

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Message edited by author 2010-08-01 02:32:33.
07/25/2010 07:14:51 PM · #2
Sounds fun.
07/25/2010 07:26:45 PM · #3
sounds very fun!
07/25/2010 08:05:55 PM · #4
yes
07/25/2010 08:14:25 PM · #5
I do that sort of stuff too. The SC would give me a good excuse to use this thing and some of my other things that I have found or purchased to do that sort of experimentation.
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I thought about using it for the "Shallow DOF" challenge. Then I thought " well, portraits of pretty models, or gritty guys will probably score best in this one" so I didn't.
07/25/2010 08:19:13 PM · #6
I've used these before -- usually sold in a 10-12 unit assortment pack as party favors: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564862.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564862.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

"Straight" shot: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564864.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564864.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Through faceted lens: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564855.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564855.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

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I've also used a piece of "screened" film (pattern of dots or lines) to create a "star filter" effect: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_565980.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_565980.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

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07/25/2010 08:36:07 PM · #7
I'll bite. Just to let you know, I'm not a "post-a-day"er. This was the first month I ever entered side challenges, and I might have entered 5 or 10 shots. But, I do enjoy learning and the no rules takes a lot of the pressure off.

I think it may be fun!
07/25/2010 09:05:36 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I've used these before -- usually sold in a 10-12 unit assortment pack as party favors: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564862.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564862.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

"Straight" shot: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564864.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564864.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Through faceted lens: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564855.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_564855.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

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I've also used a piece of "screened" film (pattern of dots or lines) to create a "star filter" effect: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_565980.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_565980.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

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Exciting stuff! Just the sort of thing I had in mind.
07/25/2010 09:48:01 PM · #9
I'm definitely interested!!!
07/26/2010 09:07:42 AM · #10
I'm happy that there is interest in this.
07/26/2010 05:02:54 PM · #11
Does it need to fit on the end of the lens or can it be separate?? I have a piece of ice block glass that totally warps whatever I put behind it. I'd love to be able to use it.
Like this: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1061/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_805393.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1061/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_805393.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2010-07-26 17:07:27.
07/26/2010 05:25:17 PM · #12
I want to try.. I signed up for July, but didn't get to participate. This time I hopefully will be able to.
07/26/2010 05:54:20 PM · #13
Originally posted by love:

Does it need to fit on the end of the lens or can it be separate?? I have a piece of ice block glass that totally warps whatever I put behind it. I'd love to be able to use it.
Like this: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1061/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_805393.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1061/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_805393.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


Sounds like just the thing!
07/26/2010 08:06:48 PM · #14
Smeared vaseline

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I may join for a month of vaseline. Need to find my slimey filter.

07/26/2010 08:18:11 PM · #15
Does it have to be digital? I have more cigar box/Fresnel magnifier images to share.
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07/26/2010 08:30:13 PM · #16
I'm interested :)
07/26/2010 10:13:16 PM · #17
Fresnel with vaseline! I'd like to see that Brian!
07/27/2010 01:13:18 AM · #18
Originally posted by bvy:

Does it have to be digital? I have more cigar box/Fresnel magnifier images to share.
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I don't see any need to limit this to digital. The more variety the better.
07/27/2010 01:45:32 AM · #19
I'll see what I can offer. Here is one from my portfolio actually

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Cellophane wrapper from a muffin held on to the lens with an elastic.
07/28/2010 07:57:31 AM · #20
bump
07/28/2010 08:06:05 AM · #21
Great idea!
07/29/2010 09:12:57 PM · #22
I'll put up an image thread on Sunday, August 1. As I live in Australia that will be a few hours ahead of most of you.
07/29/2010 09:17:15 PM · #23
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Fresnel with vaseline! I'd like to see that Brian!

Let's keep it G-rated, Ben.
07/29/2010 09:29:07 PM · #24
I'm not looking to enter a side challenge, but wanted to share this because it fits in here so very, VERY well.

This filter was made from welder's glass, cut to fit the Cokin holder.

It took a 45 second exposure, but during that exposure there was a car driving along the road, and you don't see even a hint of that car!! Perfect for disappearing pesky tourists!

This one is straight from the camera:

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This one after a few tweaks in Photoshop:

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And in black and white it looks quite good, don't ya think?

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07/29/2010 09:45:59 PM · #25
That is really cool, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Beetle. My son has a welder's mask hanging in our garage. Maybe I can sit a camera within it.
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