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Taking historic-looking photos

Or Andy Warhol-looking photos, or whatever…

From Discover Magazine:

Put more variety into your photography with the $700 Olympus E-620. This 12-megapixel digital SLR camera comes with a suite of built-in art filters that allow it to take pictures with the perspective-altering look captured by a pinhole camera, the retro feel of grainy black-and-white film, the saturated hues of pop art, and more. The camera’s autofocus ability is enhanced with face-detection software, and unwanted motion blur is reduced with an image-stabilization feature. The E-620 is designed to be used with standard interchangeable camera lenses; if you do not own any, for an additional $100 the E-620 comes equipped with a 14–42mm zoom lens.

PHOTO FILTERS
Pop Art
  Saturated colors yield vivid photographs.
▪ Soft Focus
  This makes anyone look better—even under fluorescent light.
Grainy Film
  For a gritty, photojournalist-in-the-trenches appearance.
Pinhole
  A 19th-century vibe from a 21st-century camera.

Read the full review.

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Author:

Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.