Like Never Before: Scanography

WEEK 6: PHOTOGRAPHY

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1. Marienthal Drum Collage: 14 Feb 2011 – 6 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 300 dpi; EPSON V600. All of the Jazz Concert related items were placed directly on the scanner.

2. Drum Flakes: 14 Feb 2011 – 7 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 600 dpi; EPSON V600. The drum stick, mallet, and jazz brush were scanned separately; then masked in Photoshop and rotated/repeated to create snowflake patterns.

3. Drum Stick Scan: 14 Feb 2011 – 7 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 600 dpi; EPSON V600; Adobe Photoshop was used to mask out the background.

4. Jazz Brush Scan: 14 Feb 2011 – 7 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 600 dpi; EPSON V600; Adobe Photoshop was used to mask out the background.

5. Drum Mallet Scan: 14 Feb 2011 – 7 am; Rexburg, ID – Spori Bld (BYU—Idaho); 600 dpi; EPSON V600; Adobe Photoshop was used to mask out the background.

SUMMARY: SCANOGRAPHY

Normally, scanners are used either to digitize hard copies of documents (usually so you can send them in an e-mail) or to digitize hard copies of images (old photos, magazine layouts, etc). However, scanography is a rising art form that is pushing the envelop and bringing art together with equipment stereotypically used in office settings. The quality achieved from scanning items directly on the scanner is impressive to me and is a fascinating medium that I intend to explore more in the future. These compositions are not incredibly revolutionary, nor were the objects selected to be scanned. But for a first attempt, I am quite satisfied with the end product and look forward to doing more with this in the future.

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3 Responses to “Like Never Before: Scanography”
  1. Annie says:

    I really like your scanography assignment! It turned out really great! It is a very creative arrangement and unique subjects! What are the wooden sticks with yarn wrapped around them? Great work! I love loving at your photo blog. You did at great job at creating a focal point and playing around with size and prominence! GREAT JOB!

  2. Caryn says:

    Herbert, I don’t now how I missed your beautiful scanography collage. I just added it to the Dean’s Pics and it is a winner! I love that you used all Photoshop for this technique. Yours looks much different than the one we had last semester and he found the idea from one from someome else who used a tennis ball and glue sticks. Anyway, I love your application of the idea! Nice work! Can you email me an 8×10 @ 150ppi, so we can print this up and display it? Thanks!

  3. Caryn says:

    Also, can you add your individual scans too, so we can see the objects separately? Thank you!

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