I am a bit of a Kickstarter junkie. I love learning about companies trying to take new products to the market, tossing some money behind them and then watching them succeed. This latest project that I just backed, Fractal Filters, has incredible potential. This is definitely worth checking out! But do it quick, it's funding period ends in less than 24 hours!
As creatives we are always looking for interesting ways to create art for our clients. In the past here on Fstoppers we have featured how Sam Hurd uses a prism to create unique photos, or Lindsey Adler using a mirror and prisms in her fashion work. Prisming, as Hurd has coined, has been catching on as a popular way to produce those unique and interesting photos setting your work apart from others. I've been holding up prisms in front of my lenses over the last year and while I've gotten some great photos it is a bit of a tricky process. That's all about to change with Fractal Filters.
Fractal Filters was designed to give photographers a tool to hold in front of their lens to easily add an imaginative touch to your photos and videos. These reflective shoot through filters can be used to isolate subjects in your photos, create patterns, or add interesting patterns and bokeh to your images. The creative potential is endless.
One filter, several effects: Each filter can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the way it’s rotated, the distance it sits from the lens, focal length used, etc. The way an end user applies their filter is only limited by their creativity: these filters have been designed to be effectively versatile.
Multi-situational: These filters can be used for any genre of photography and videography - from weddings, to senior portraits, bands, portraits, boudoir, glamour and much more. The filter was built big enough to hold up in front of any lens making it very versatile.
Quick to use, quick to store away: The filters are designed to be supplementary tools. Find a situation you want to use them in? Great--pull a filter out of the case, shoot a bit, and then stow it away; all in a few seconds. Amazing effects without having to set up lights, equip specialized lenses, or manage other untimely tasks. Fractal Filters are quick, unobtrusive, easy to manage, and create a wholly different optical effect unlike one you've seen before.
Here are some additional image examples by Nikk Wong created using Fractal Filters.
I wish I had known about this earlier because it was a product that immediately caught my attention and I became a backer right away. I would have loved to help spread the word sooner to our creative community. While it has already met it's Kickstarter goal and will in fact be funded on April 4th I still wanted to get the word out so those that would like to take advantage of the Kickstarter price can get in on it. Unfortunately you don't have much time to think about it though. Funding for the project closes on April 4th - you have less than 24 hours.
There are three different Fractal Filters to choose from each giving a different unique effect. You can get one for $25, two for $41 or all three for $55. I grabbed all three for $55 as I thought the price was extremely reasonable.
If you're interested in getting one check out the Kickstarter Page for Fractal Filters. They have a video there with more information as well.