‘Unity’ – a pleasingly eye-candiful experimental film by Rus Khasanov featuring hundreds of multicoloured paint bubbles (captured in sharp focus and bokeh style) rolling, merging and exploding across the screen – all set to a soundtrack by Dimitry Evgrafov.
The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with.
Tech start-up Lytro has developed the camera everyone needs – one that allows you to change the focus of the image after you’ve taken it.
Nerds that they are, the Lytro people took their cameras around Comic-Con in San Diego to capture cosplayers in their natural environment.
Click on the photos above and the focus point will switch.
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