I don’t remember when the first time I saw a crystal-ball photo was. It looked interesting, but it was one of those things that I could live without, I thought to myself. However, it didn’t hurt to find out the price, so I checked on Amazon. It started around $8 and one of them costs $58. I bought one for $14; I would bring it to my next trip, so I thought.
There are a lot YouTube videos on how to shoot with a crystal ball. There are, also, several videos on how to flip the image inside the ball (the image inside is always upside down.) Here are a couple of them: tips on how to shoot, and tutorial on an easy way to flip the image.
I had a lot of fun. But one thing for sure is: I won’t bring it to trips, because (1) it is heavy (camera is heavy enough) (2) it takes time to set the crystal ball – the spot to place the ball, the light, the angle… etc. Besides, someone named Andrius had already done that; see Andrius and the Glass Ball Project.
Are these photos useful? I am not 100% sure. I have an idea for this year’s Christmas card though… a family tree decorates with lots crystal-ball photo ornaments 😉 That would be cool, wouldn’t it?
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