Pano Glitches are a the new fake light leaks. Only they’re better. Pano Glitching involves setting your iPhone to shoot a panorama and then dicking with it on purpose. Instead of following the instructions to smoothly sweep the iPhone across the scene in front of you, you can quickly switch views or just jerk the phone spastically in your hand t achieve a kind of visual Tourette’s.I gave up on adding grain to my digital images a long time ago, and I never added light leaks except as an experiment – the pain of real light leaks is all too present in my mind. Why? Because faking analog faults seems phony, like hiding your big-screen TV inside an antique-style cabinet.
But Pano Glitching? Hell yeah. It’s pure digital, and it’s a lot of fun. Here’s Photojojo’s take:
Version 1: Stitch Totally Different Parts of a Scene
- Sweep your phone to capture one part
- Stop, then quickly move your phone to another part of the scene
- And sweep again
Version 2: The Herky-Jerky
Make a jagged composition of a single subject by jerking your hand as you shoot the pano. This makes for a choppy, mosaic-like image.
I have discovered a few tricks of my own. The camera will only add to your pano if you sweep the camera in the direction you’re supposed to, so you can stop sweeping and move the iPhone up and down (or tilt it up and down) and then commence the sweep to stitch different viewpoints together.
The camera will end the capture session if it gets to the end of its sweep, so avoid quick twists around the vertical axis or you’ll find the camera cutting you off.
Now go, and have fun, and submit your creations to our Flickr Group. My first attempt is at the top of this post.