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Scanography also referred to as scanner photography, is the process of capturing digitized images of objects for the purpose of creating printable art using a flatbed "photo" scanner. Fine art scanography differs from traditional document scanning by using atypical objects, often three-dimensional. Scanography is the physical process of arranging objects on a glass platen to capture an image, similar in quality to large format photography. The process records extremely fine detail with a rather shallow depth of field and produces a high quality digital file. The most common use for Scanography is as a specialized tool for macro photography. For example, in the way in which I used the scanner to photograph individual Exalted Beauty Medallions. The purpose in this example was to provide the most accurate presentation of the product for online sales. Another common, more artistic use of Scanography is to capture collages of objects. The objects are arranged upside down on the scanner bed, and then captured. Often this process involves numerous adjustments before the desired image is achieved. Here are some favorite examples of my Exalted Beauty Medallion Scanography:
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