Tired of your camera? Toss it! And capture some amazingly cool photos in the process.
What is camera toss? Simply put, it is the “art” of tossing your camera in the air and having it snap a long exposure picture as it falls/twirls/rotates back down — hopefully in the safety of your hands.
photo credit: shakirfm
It is not unlike light painting with your camera at night, but here the camera has to actually leave your hands, sail up into the air and fall back down. By using a long exposure, such as 2 seconds, the shutter remains open long enough to catch the light around and “paint” a picture. You can also camera toss during the day, using the self timer to time when the camera takes a picture.
The Camera Toss Blog warns that the “Best cameras are ones you can afford to destroy.” Duh!
A word of warning from personal experience: a camera is a very sensitive electronics equipment and is easily damaged, especially at the lens assembly. If your camera extends its lens, then the chances of your damaging it in a camera toss is almost guaranteed. If your camera features a non-extending lens, you may be safer there.
I am not going to list the steps here. There is a handy Guide for Beginners that I encourage you to read carefully BEFORE you attempt your first camera toss. There’re lots of safety precaution tips to avoid damaging your expensive camera.
I wonder if any of those TOUGH models are warranted for Camera Toss Photography!@photobox_france ]