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E-P2/E-PL1 Diorama Art Pic's

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by klythawk, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran

    348
    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
    John
    Hi all, been playing with the Olympus Diorama Art setting on the E-P2. Hope others will add for a bit of fun. :biggrin:

    Here's some of my first attempts ....
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    E-P2/20mm

    John
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    These are great John! I have yet to try it outside...always seem to make my attempts inside. These are really quite cool. Thanks for starting this thread.:biggrin:
     
  3. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
    John
    Thanks BB, it suits me down to the ground, most of my shots are OOF anyway. :biggrin:

    John.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    :rofl: I doubt that, John, but I often feel that way myself.:wink:
     
  5. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    Great shots John! I love the punchy colours too.
     
  6. Porky4

    Porky4 Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Apr 4, 2010
    Staffordshire, UK
    Hi John,

    I caught the whole set in that "other place". The in focus bits emphasise the sharpness you're getting with your E-P2, but I'm afraid that these images don't do anything for me. Sorry. :frown:

    I think that this style of processing is best done from a higher position looking down with a horizontal band in focus and going OOF above and below the band. Can you choose that that option with the Diorama rt setting on the E-P2? If so, try shooting a few pics from on high. Down a hill or from the top of a building perhaps.

    Just my 2p's worth.

    Paul :cool:
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    If you can add bit of vignetting I think it might help with the highlights..

    To see something a bit different but not completely - check out this thread by F1L1P on tiltshifting for that view from above.:smile:
     
  8. Porky4

    Porky4 Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Apr 4, 2010
    Staffordshire, UK
    Yep. :thiagree: That's what I meant.

    Paul :cool:
     
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  9. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran

    348
    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
    John
    Hi Paul.

    I took a few with the horizontal focus, just depends which way you hold the cam. The ones posted seemed to look better shot vertically, but i've never been very good at judging pic's. :tongue:

    Horizontal focus...
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    John.
     
  10. epidemiologist

    epidemiologist New to Mu-43

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    Mar 28, 2010
    Excellent pictures

    Diorama is nice art filter! Can't wait to try it...
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    John, you've got a fan base going. Keep on keeping on and enjoy yourself. Vive les art filters!:biggrin:

    Check out steveb's diorama shot here on the E-PL1 Image thread post #67, it's pretty cool, too.
     
  12. steven444

    steven444 New to Mu-43

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    Apr 20, 2010
    wow great pictures
     
  13. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
    John
    Hi

    Looking over the wall from the local Tesco's car park

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    E-P2/20mm

    John
     
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  14. GaryCh

    GaryCh Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 14, 2010
    Gasp! There's another place? Surely you jest!

    edited to delete some remark even more pointless than the one above which replaces it

    What would look really interesting in my opinion, would be to spend time in photoshop adding the shadow of a giant handheld camera or go to the trouble of faking it's reflection in the red car body or perhaps, easier, the windows in the highstreet picture.

    ... that would truly be quite freaky IMO.


    -Gary
     
  15. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    most of the diaroama filter effects have been up down affairs , that ive seen so far and employed vistas and expanses with a simulated foreground \backround defocus


    but some of these do the left\ right defocus , and for closer subjects its very good

    thanks , cant wait to get a camera that has this software "filter"
     
  16. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    John, perhaps you ought to contact MINI about doing a photo shoot? And I do think that Gary's suggestion about the giant shadow would be a nice touch, too.:biggrin:
     
  17. MitchHamilton

    MitchHamilton Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 16, 2010
    Banff, Alberta, Canada
    My turn

    Alright, I can't let John have all the fun :tongue:

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    Thanks for looking,

    Mitch
     
  18. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Mitch, thanks for these. I especially like your first one - the spring time miniature world really does look as though it is a model.:biggrin::cool:
     
  19. BartonFlyer

    BartonFlyer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 21, 2010
    Bolton, UK
    I have to add this one - I think the diorama filter is great fun

    A steet in Nimes, taken from high up in the amphitheatre
     

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  20. francotheiii

    francotheiii New to Mu-43

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    Jun 1, 2010
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Outside UCLA

    Here are my first attempts at the Diorama filter as well!
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    All using the Kit lens, sadly it was a very overcast morning, so it doesn't really pop like I wanted it to.
     
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