Creating Art with a Flatbed Scanner" - Digital Photography Podcast 148


Scanners are good for creating artwork as well as copying it. Think about how hard it would be to properly light and photography this image of an autumn leaf (shown above)? Instead, I placed it on an old flatbed scanner and started experimenting.

In this podcast I talk about ways that you can put your flatbed scanner to use for creating interesting images, especially this time of year for holiday greeting cards and gifts.

Monthly Photo Assignment

Missing is this month's photo assignment. This can be taken so many ways. A series of objects with one missing, someone missing someone else, a clear omission... lots to work with here. You can read more about how to submit on our Submissions page. Deadline for entry is Oct. 31.

Listen to the Podcast

Now that I've piqued your curiosity, it's time to listen to today's audio show titled, "Creating Art with a Flatbed Scanner." You can download the podcast here (20 minutes). You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

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AS always,an interesting pod cast. I love the scanner result. I think it would be a great November assignment !!!

Great idea! We had fun this weekend gathering leaves and scanning them. Some of the results will become part of our line of photo greeting cards. Also thinking about pressing and drying flowers and scanning them. This would be a fantastic photo assignment for November.

Derrick, this was fun! I listen to your podcasts on my iPod while walking -- ran home to try this out on my little HP psc 1209 and then played in iPhoto. I'll send you the results. Love the learning!