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OK Go Band released a music clip full of optical illusions

Admittedly music clips are not about photography, but the funky video the OK Go band has released yesterday has appealed predominantly to the photographer in me – I don’t like this kind of music. The video was shot in one four-minute long take, which makes the optical illusions shown even more impressive. According to Petapixel.com ...

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Optical Illusion: Photomontage or one single Photo?

Inductive reasoning is what enables us human beings to master new and uncertain situations by making assumptions and generalisations and thus cope with the complexities of our world. Stereotyped thinking is, after all, what structures our thinking processes and what makes them quick and efficient. But it is also a feature of the human brain ...

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Vemödalen – The Frustration That Every Photo has Already Been Taken by Someone Else

I have to admit that I have learned about the term vemödalen just today – the inofficial labeling for a special form of frustration, based upon the knowledge that every photo has already been shot by someone else. The operators of the website The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows have produced the following video to illustrate ...

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Tip: Cynthia Greig ‘Representations’

It’s been a while since I last raised the matter of illusions. Back then in October, I talked about anamorphoses and how to creatively apply them in videos. This blog article deals with an effect that I, having no knowledge of any other label, baptize the cartoon-effect. Within her photo project “Representations”, photographer Cynthia Greig ...

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Video-Tip: How to creatively use Anamorphoses

Ever heard of Anamorphoses? In short, they are pictures recognisable only from a distinctive point of view, also referred to as the spitting image of three-dimensional objects. As they can be applied in highly creative manner within photography and videography in order to trigger that certain “wow effect”, they are one of the most interesting ...

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Brain Twister: Joseph Ford’s Aerial

I’m curious by nature, I love puzzles. I like optical illusions and photos which play tricks on my sense of vision and my brain above all. Two and a half months ago I wrote about an image by Bela Borsodi, which was so tricky that one could hardly tell whether it was a photomontage or ...

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A new Twist on Nude Photography: Carl Warner’s Bodyscapes

Carl Warner is anything but your typical landscape photographer. Instead of venturing outside equipped with a tripod, he creates and takes pictures of his own landscapes in his studio. His latest creations make use of the human shape in making the viewer mistake it for desert landscapes. This way, bellies and backs turn into dunes, ...