High-fiving my clone

Not long ago, Anthony pointed me to this terrific panorama photo of a concert for clones:

Remake: Suntory Hall, Tokyo

A bit of digging reveals that it was created in Suntory Hall, Tokyo in 2006 by Martin Liebscher, a German artist who seems to have made it his specialty to make panoramas full of clones of himself.

It reminded me of a very simple clone photo of myself I once made. I had read this tutorial on PetaPixel and wanted to try it out myself. It is actually quite simple and quick to do — at least for 2 copies. I am not sure that Martin Liebscher made the photo above in an afternoon…

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Stunning Las Vegas time-lapse by Philip Bloom

Just to get this blog up and running, I am starting out with an easy post: An impressive time-lapse video of Las Vegas and a bit of background information.

First the film, 24 Hours of Neon, by Philip Bloom, uploaded on May 7th on Vimeo:

Philip Bloom is a professional filmmaker and an authority on filming with DSLR cameras, a technique that has exploded in usage since the introduction of the Canon EOS 5D MkII camera in 2008 – the first DSLR that featured full HD video recording. The large image sensors on DSLR cameras allow for a more professional-looking picture than what is possible with regular consumer video recorders, in particular a very narrow depth of field. For an example of that, have a look at one of his other films, Dublin’s People.

In this particular film, though, he did not make use of DSLR video. It is made up entirely of still photos shot on four different cameras during 5 days in a hotel room on The Strip in Las Vegas. There are two main techniques involved in the photographing; time-lapse and HDR (high dynamic range). I will just briefly explain them here, planning to write more detailed posts later about my own (more modest) experiences with these techniques.

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