Slit-Scan Photography on the iPhone – ScanCamera Review

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Slit-scanning is a technique that can be applied to both photos and video, where only a slice of light is exposed to the film over a period of time. This process allows for tons of experimental exploration, due to the ability to manipulate and distort each slice to be either in a different space or time. Classical photography only allows one linear capture, but with slit-scan photography it’s like having hundreds of tiny captures making-up one full image. The traditional process of slit-scan photography had been a tedious task to do in the past, with photographers typically having to build special rigs and customizing their cameras. Thanks to modern-technology we can now experiment, without having the technical expertise or equipment. ScanCamera by Studio-307, promises to streamline this process and create slit-scan images straight from our iPhones. Let’s take a look at ScanCamera for iOS:


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The Epitome of Experimental Photography.


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ScanCamera
Developer: Studio-307
Price: $2.99+
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WOO:
– Easier and more efficient than traditional slit-scan methods.
– Perfect app for anyone who loves experimental photography.(Make everything from complete abstract to awesome distorted images.)
– Capture images at 1920 x 1080 and/or at up-to 6x that size! (Make the canvas alot larger, which means longer scanning times.)
– Scan fast moving objects, with adjustable frame-rates from 30fps, 60fps and 240fps. (Depending on which model of iPhone you have.)
– Create cool, huge and unique non-linear panoramic photos. (Start scanning from the middle of the frame outward.)
– Adjust the scanner width, with 7 different sizes. (Smaller sizes are less jagged, while bigger sizes capture bigger chunks of the image.)
– Adjustable scanner direction. (Scan From top to bottom, bottom to top, Left to right, bottom and top to center, etc.)


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MEH:
– For an extra $1.99 USD you can buy the video module, which allows you to import videos. (Create slit-scan style, time-displacement videos.)


YUCK:
– Seems to use the video recording feature of the iPhone rather than the photography feature, which prevents from capturing higher-res/quality images. (You can increase the canvas size, but that doesn’t increase image quality.)


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ME PERSONALLY:
After discovering slit-scan photography, my first thought was to go on the AppStore to see if there were any slit-scan camera apps to play around with. I experimented with a few free slit-scan apps, but most required making an in-app purchase in-order to export the image. Eventually, I came across ScanCamera, which really caught my attention, due to the fact you can make images up to 3840 x 12960! Using the app was simple enough, but the real challenge was to learn how to utilize the app. At first I was only creating completely abstract images, but I wanted to create things a bit more recognizable. I learnt the trick is to capture a solid-base of whatever your subject is and slowly move the iPhone to begin creating the distortion. Overall, I didn’t really have any issues with this app, it works exactly how you’d want it and I’d easily recommend this to any photographer.


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VERDICT:
ScanCamera is the perfect app for anyone looking to explore the realm of experimental photography.. Not only can it do basic slit-scan imaging, but it also has a bunch of different features you can combine together to get tons of different effects. Highly Recommended!


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ScanCamera
ScanCamera
Developer: Studio-307
Price: $2.99+
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