NYC Blizzard? All You Need Is A Little Imagination

Are you located in the North East and getting hit hard by the snow storm? Are you just sitting inside? Brian Maffitt isn't. He decided to grab a projector, throw on some cool visualizations and point it out into the snow and take pictures of it. A very cool and unique idea and way to spend the time sitting at home.

I asked Brian a little bit about what he used and how he did it, this is what he had to say:

"My name's Brian Maffitt, and I'm a photographer and videographer. I also own an online training company at Totaltraining.com, where we teach people how to use creative software like Photoshop. The equipment I used was a Canon EOS 7D with a 50mm lens, along with an Optoma DLP projector, displaying a movie from an attached Apple TV. The process went like this: I shone the projector out the window into the snowstorm that blew through last night, "Winter Storm Nemo". I then used the Canon to take photos (and shoot video) of the projector's light interacting with the snowflakes. I used a somewhat slow shutter speed to capture a little relative motion, but seldom more than a second or so. When the snow was drifting slowly, the results were colorful and etherial. When the snow moved more rapidly however, the spinning color wheel of the projector produced a strobing effect that generated separate red, green, and blue dots where the snowflakes fell... the end results are a wonderful mix of analog photo techniques, augmented by digital projection."

What are your thoughts on this? I personally love them!


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10 Comments

Fantastic results!

Definitely want to try this as the UK gets more snow once more!

vanessa dawne's picture

Well done, Brian!

This is the perfect counterpoint to all they hype and noise on every media outlet.  Well done, Brian  - you've recaptured the magic and simplicity of nature.

Mark Dub's picture

I hope you got rights from Disney before posting this. Might get taken down soon :P

lol jk, these are incredible! Love em! Great job Brian!

link www.totaltraining.com,
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Chris Lambeth's picture

Link is fixed! 

Sudakaran's picture

Amazing images/video! Lovely. I'm gonna try this sometime soon. Cool idea!

cooleeeoh!
seeing the route of the snowflakes and the pixels of the projector- neat.
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Jenn Zeller's picture

awesome!

Lorenzo P's picture

Mesmerizing