[Pics] Flickr Spotlight – Full Frame Scanography

[Pics] Flickr Spotlight – Full Frame Scanography

I bet most of you never heard of the term "Scanography" before, but its ok, I just learned about it a week ago. The idea of Scanography is using a regular paper scanner as a camera, and take pictures of whatever can fit in or around the scanner. The results are somewhere between scary to magical. Check out the best Scanography photos found on Flickr!

I personally really like the way these portraits come out, its nothing like what you get when you use a normal DSLR or point and shoot cameras.
Cant wait to see some of your Scanography photos on our Facebook Group or here in the comments!

Photo: Shelby Robinson.

Scanography Fun
Photo: Jeremy Isaacson.

Photo: Carly Hildebrant.

137/365 Y:2 I'm looking at you through the glass.Don't know how much time has passed. All I know is that it feels like forever, but no one ever tells you that forever feels like home. Sitting all alone inside your head.
Photo: Jazmine Palmer.

Photo: Emma Caroline.

Photo: eumaros.

Photo: Sarah.

Photo: Orbittrap.

Photo: Anna Jane.

scanography [explored]
Photo: Jaz Marsh.

Photo: Stephen Criscolo.

Photo: Pete Grange.

Scanography. one
Photo: Crystelle Rose.

Photo: Peet Grange.

Photo: Deltalex.

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wow! Thats something! 

Bua's picture


Unfortunately, the depth of field of scanners is smaller and smaller for the new devices, so only the parts that are in contact with the glass plate are actually in focus. If you need a bigger depth of field you usually need to go for an older scanner (which might actually be a very cheap deal at the same time).

The loss of depth of field is what makes the phtoo surreal you want a camera.

By the way I am creating a new word for a scan photo notice above a phtoo.

Shawn Robertson's picture

I don't understand how so many people on Flickr always seem to know whats "going" on currently. It always seems like tons of people know of the latest trend at the same time just like those floating pictures. Feels like there is some memo that goes out to everyone and I miss it.

Ji Tu's picture

lol its called a photostream

Shawn Robertson's picture

I am on Flickr every day all day but unless i am specifically looking at random peoples photo streams, i never see those things. Out of all of my contacts, none of them ever do anything like this (though it'd be cool if they did) so are you saying that you are supposed to look at random contacts photo streams? or do yo have some setting that just feeds you streams of random people?

I agree on the bit of little scary. Also very mystical and artistic. I like the concept! 


some of the shots look like Lens Baby work..nice!

Interesting. Quite a unique way to shoot stuff

Thank you for featuring my photo!! (Deltalex)