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Photo365 - 38 - Headspin


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Photo365 - 38 - Headspin

7 Feb 2011 9:29PM   Views : 2858 Unique : 192

Some days my head does feel like it's spinning, but not today, so I made it spin!

I'd always intended doing some spinography - where you set the camera on self timer and throw it into the air spinning as it falls down the shutter fires and you get a revolving shot. My first attempts today were average so I started to rotate the camera in my hand and the results were smoother but still too erratic and not too interesting. That gave me the idea of using a Lazy Susan (rotating platter)

I laid the camera on it back down, lens facing upwards in the centre and set the timer to 2 seconds. I then triggered the camera and set the platter spinning, the shutter fired and I got a 360degree turn and half before the shutter closed.


It's a self portrait (I was looking down into the camera) and you can see the ghost-like person blending in with the circles.
A ceiling with more going on would give a different pattern.

Tags: Blur Abstract Spinography Lazy susan


KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
8 Feb 2011 7:28AM
It may just be me (it probably is), but I'm wondering if this needs an 'Adult Photo' tag on it!!! Grin

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Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
8 Feb 2011 9:00AM
It's not just you - I thought the same. lol...no female parts were used in this experiment!

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