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Discover Scanography

Published by Diana Tula · February 20th 2013

Scanography is one of our favourite photo techniques because of its simplicity and ability to tap into creativity. If you don’t know what scanography is, scanography is a technique where you can take photos using a scanner or a photocopy machine. All you have to do is get access to a scanner, plug it into a computer, arrange your photo subjects creatively and scan away.

Fine art scanography dates to 1968 and it is just as relevant today. We’ve gathered great scanography photos from 500px which we hope will inspire you to experiment with this process. Please share your results with us, upload photos to profile and post links in the comments below. Thanks!


poor Alice. by Amelia Cooper
Spoonful by Tim Fleming

Let’s share your passion for photography, trade our experiences and share great finds! Leave a comment with your favourite photo related liks, videos, DIYs, etc. or email blog@500px.com. We are always looking for new ideas and interesting photo content to feature on the blog and would love to get your input.

     

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Have a look at the following Instagram - http://instagram.com/saucyscan
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andy 126 (inactive)  5 months ago
They are wonderful, I love #2! You should upload them to your profile :)
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Luc Thibau  over 1 year ago
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Thai Hoa Pham  over 1 year ago
http://500px.com/photo/26688527
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Luc Thibau  over 1 year ago
I have a similar technique but took it to another level and gave it the name 'scanscapes'. I played around with an old Epson A3 scanner and used it as a camera in my garden. The results are quite remarkable... check it out on my site and let me know what you think : http://www.lucthibau.com/portfolio/beauty-around-the-corner-2/scanography/
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Luc Thibau  over 1 year ago
Hey Diana ,
I've set up a short story and some examples of my results.
http://500px.com/LucThibau/stories/78987/scanscapes
Please feel free to comment and share !
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Luc Thibau  over 1 year ago
Ok ! thanks for the info Diana. I'll have a look at it and who knows...;-)
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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
Hey Luc, You can always use the "Stories" part of your profile. There you could share that it is a side project and talk about your experience, challenges and accomplishments. I find that Stories is a great place to share photos, which may not necessarily relate to your main style or genre, and could be treated as blog posts about photo experiments and personal journey as a photographer.
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Luc Thibau  over 1 year ago
I might do that, not sure cause it's not my main thing you see. I love to use simple techniques like this one and other like solargraphy ( also viewable on my site ), just for fun and as a countre weight for all the techie stuff I do in my landscape photography.
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Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
They are wonderful, I love #2! You should upload them to your profile :)
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Luc Thibau  over 1 year ago
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Alfooz photo  over 1 year ago
http://500px.com/photo/5309611
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Thai Hoa Pham  over 1 year ago
:) http://500px.com/photo/26477425
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anune fotologie  over 1 year ago
http://500px.com/photo/8575709

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