Photography is the next big thing. It’s no longer obscure, and it’s certainly not just for the pros. With instragram, iPhones and other technological advances, photography is becoming more accessible to everyone. Camera’s are becoming cheaper with better quality.
Now, the downfall here, is the fact that everyone can do photography. So you have to find a way to stand out. A way to say: "Yeah, but I’m a real photography guru, or stud, or mastermind." This instructable is here to give you that street cred you need to stand apart from the masses.
Typical paths to this sort of credibility as a photographer include: putting yourself dangerously close to a wild animal to get that clutch shot, leaning precariously out of the window while driving to take a picture of that guy on a tractor working into the sunset, traveling to far away places to find the best of the best to photograph, spending hours on photoshop altering one image to make it look surreal, happening to be in the right moment at the right time.... not quite so easy right?
But what if I told you... I have something that takes a little more innovation, but less traveling and danger. It involves dancing around and jamming in the dark to your favorite tune, blasting it as loud as possible in the name of science, and a cool photo. That sounds feasible right?
The end result: 1 really wicked photo you can put on your wall that you can say: “Yeah I’m a photographer, and dabble in the sciences.”
It’s modern, it’s edgy, it’s chic, it involves recycling/reusing an old product so it’s green, it’s about breaking the rules by breaking things, it’s the perfect wall picture that is so good it’s almost unbelievable (science does that...) it’s about experimentation and having fun, it's....
SCULPTING WITH SOUND
Step 1: Materials
Before I begin here are the materials you need:
1. Large speaker cone
2. Black latex balloon
3. Camera (preferably DSLR)
4. Dark room
5. Patience (Folks.... this is really key so practice counting to 10 now :) )
6. Syringes (not necessary but makes life about 10x easier, and who doesn't want that?)
7. Acrylic Paint (this is the cheapest stuff but any type of paint can work)
8. Cloth to soak up the paint (We're aiming for fun....not hours of cleanup)
9. Background of a solid color (Be that a poster board or wall or fabric)
10. Remote switch for camera (optional)
11. Tripod (or anything that will hold the camera steady)
12. Macro lens (optional)
Okay, some of this stuff sounds pretty "high techy" BUT don't fear please! This instructable is meant to be accessible to anyone (from the basic casual person with a few hours and a camera, to an avid photographer!) You really don't need anything more than a regular camera with a flash. But the "flashier" (get it?) gear you have, the less patience you need. In other words, if you have a tripod, a remote switch, a macro lens, etc. you won't need to take as many pictures or do as many trials to hit the jackpot. More money = less patience needed. The additional equipment buys you less time spent experimenting, or pulling your hair out, and gives you a better quality picture in less time. If you are tech savvy or a future avid photographer then the next step applies to you!