How to spin a lens around central axis of subject?

1 year 10 months ago #595506 by David Hutnik
I've seen some very cool spinning photos that seem to perfectly spin around an the center axis of an object.  

How is this being done?  Rather what I need to figure out is what bracket or how is the camera getting clamped down to permit such a perfect spinning effect?


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1 year 10 months ago #595522 by fmw
Photo editing software.


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1 year 10 months ago #595553 by David Hutnik
I could have sworn that there was a bracket or some way of attaching the camera to something that could spin in perfect circles?


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1 year 10 months ago #595554 by garyrhook
Without referencing an example image, it's not possible to say definitively whether something was done in post or not.

But if it looks like the image was sharp to begin with, it was probably software.

Why? What difference does it make how you use a gimmick like that? Perhaps you have an idea that requires this ability? Or is this an academic question?


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1 year 10 months ago #595590 by Shadowfixer1

garyrhook wrote: Without referencing an example image, it's not possible to say definitively whether something was done in post or not.

But if it looks like the image was sharp to begin with, it was probably software.

Why? What difference does it make how you use a gimmick like that? Perhaps you have an idea that requires this ability? Or is this an academic question?

He's asking how you do it and what do you use to do it with.

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1 year 10 months ago #595591 by effron
Maybe a gimbel?

Why so serious?
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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #595596 by Shadowfixer1
If you mean keeping the object in the center as you encircle it, look at this. You can get motorized ones also.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00DCZL4K0/ref=sspa_dk...&smid=A2BDCNUMWJ6AFM

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1 year 10 months ago #595619 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Mate

I have done this with various lenses over the years - and it's a novelty & no big deal really

The lens needs to have a mid-point tripod clamp / mount - as found on many 70-200 & longer lenses - and during the exposure, you slowly rotate the entire camera + lens combo to create circular lines from the street lights or whatever it is in front of you

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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1 year 10 months ago #595757 by Conner
Use a gimbal with your lens mounted vertical and unlock the base and spin from the tripod connection.  


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1 year 10 months ago #595771 by garyrhook

Shadowfixer1 wrote: If you mean keeping the object in the center as you encircle it, look at this. You can get motorized ones also.


I'm pretty sure that's not what he means, as that sort of device would be for video or a pano. Which wasn't mentioned.

My interpretation of the question is about the result you get when you apply a circular motion blur in post. Like this (linked to, not embedded):



But I could be mistaken. As always: if you want good answers, you have to ask good questions.


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1 year 10 months ago #595773 by effron

garyrhook wrote:  As always: if you want good answers, you have to ask good questions.


Yup, I'm still a bit unsure of what the OP wants as well....

Why so serious?
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1 year 10 months ago #595795 by Shadowfixer1

garyrhook wrote:

Shadowfixer1 wrote: If you mean keeping the object in the center as you encircle it, look at this. You can get motorized ones also.


I'm pretty sure that's not what he means, as that sort of device would be for video or a pano. Which wasn't mentioned.

My interpretation of the question is about the result you get when you apply a circular motion blur in post. Like this (linked to, not embedded):Well if that's what they want the answer is simple. I thought they had a more complicated Idea than that.



But I could be mistaken. As always: if you want good answers, you have to ask good questions.

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