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Old May 11, 2007, 7:30 AM   #1
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I don't know if anyone else gets Smithsonian magazine, but I thought this was an interesting article:

http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/i...ign=MayInsider

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Old May 11, 2007, 8:35 AM   #2
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i saw in pop photo a write up about a gal that was doing the same thing. i may give it a try.

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Old May 11, 2007, 8:49 AM   #3
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That's pretty amazing.

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Old May 11, 2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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I don't know where I read this but I recall a scanner being used to take macro photographs. Thanks for posting this, have to try it out. Ronny
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Old May 11, 2007, 1:02 PM   #5
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this is nothing new.

check out CliffyB's CATscan page, from way back when when teh intarweb was still young.

http://web.archive.org/web/200211131...com/index.html


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Old May 11, 2007, 9:23 PM   #6
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I found that pretty amazing...talk about "thinking outside the box"

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Old May 12, 2007, 12:34 AM   #7
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From article

"Creamer uses a black cloth tented over the scanner to create deep black backgrounds. The technique heightens the detail produced by the scanner, which generally renders sharper images than his camera does."

Wouldn't just leaving the scanner open do nearly the same thing (assuning it did not have an interlock prohibiting that?) But I'd guess that would also require having some exposure compensatrion for not having the white or rear lit background.
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Old May 12, 2007, 2:14 AM   #8
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Jerry Courvoisier from Santa Fe Workshops has a PDF on how to use a flat bed scanner to capture 3D objects. Check out the tip for March 2005 at:

http://www.santafeworkshops.com/digital/jerrytips.cfm

He showed some of his scans at the Workshop I attended in Oct. 2005. Very interesting stuff.

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Old May 12, 2007, 3:41 AM   #9
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Well actually in a digital sense a scanner is a digital camera with limited focus.... just a very slow one that goes line by line.
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