Ever wonder what would happen if you set the self timer on your camera and tossed it into the air just to see what kind of picture you’d get? The results are pretty unpredictable, but that’s all part of the fun with this experiment. Using a wide or fisheye lens and a fixed focus, you can get some pretty interesting shots. Take a look at what Kai came up with in the following video, filmed in part during a typhoon that swept across Hong Kong:
Kai went through a few cameras throughout the course of filming—four if you count the fake camera he used for catching practice. As mentioned in the video, you have to be pretty confident in your catching abilities and you risk dropping and potentially breaking your camera regardless, so use caution! The following couple of pictures were taken using the same method:
“It’s probably not the kind of photography for everyone, but it’s quite an interesting point of view. The important part is that you know how to catch it and are confident or foolish enough to think that you can keep catching it.”
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