some tilt-shift experimenting

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by F1L1P, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    C&C welcome
     
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  2. CalebPhotographer

    CalebPhotographer Mu-43 Regular

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    Teach me, great master. Seriously this shot convinced me to register, and this is post 1.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Exactly! I could have sworn I'd posted on this thread before...but I guess it was inside in the galleries. I love these and would also like to know how you did it F1L1P. Very cool.
     
  4. I love doing these :) It's so much fun. But I found that whenever I go anyplace over 10 stories tall I start to think in "tilt shift" mode and try to find stuff that'll look cool in "miniature mode"!! These are great shots. How did you get the shot of the suburb? Was it out of a plane?
     
  5. F1L1P

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    oh yeah :wink: ...I'd love to see your examples :thumbup:

    I am no master, this two are my first attempts at tilt-shift, but thank you.
    Here are much better examples:
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/beautiful-examples-of-tilt-shift-photography
    Flickr group samples: http://www.flickr.com/groups/59319377@N00

    As far as I know, tilt shift can be done using special tilt-shift lenses, lensbaby or using software. I've done it using software and it's all about miniature faking. You can get much better efect when you work on pictures taken from higher angle.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_faking

    What you need to do:
    1. take a photo :tongue: (taken from higer angle works better)
    2. boost color saturation ( try to boost some contrast too)
    3. blur two sides of photo (to produce bokeh, or shallow depth of field)
    4. add vignette if you want

    if you want to just experiment you can try online tool, which is quite good:
    highly recommended: http://labs.artandmobile.com/tiltshift/

    or here's a photoshop tutorial:
    http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php
    http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/fakemodel/

    As for my photos, suburbs photo is taken in Vegas from around 900 ft above the ground (Stratosphere)
    NYC was taken from Empire state building, several photos stitched to panorama, and then tilt shift effect was applied.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Filip, thanks so much for those links and all the details. Please add your photographs to this thread, anytime.:2thumbs:
     
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  7. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    These are great! I'll have to have a play with this technique myself
     
  8. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

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    Great thread, thanks. The NYC shot is awesome!
     
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  9. spark

    spark Mu-43 Regular

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    Am I understanding tilt-shift correctly? It makes very large scale subjects appear to be miniture because it imparts a depth of field that is not possible with a normally mounted lens at that range.

    Using the above images as an example, is it possible without tilt-shift to take a photo from a couple miles away with a depth of field of a block? A tilt-shift mount does this by tilting the focal plane relative to the sensor/film plane.

    Is this correct?
     
  10. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I have also had some fun with "fake" tilt shift (not :43: hope it´s ok i post them :smile:)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/3886527329/" title="Italia Tilts, I miss you. by VidarFoto, on Flickr"> 3886527329_360446df24. "482" height="500" alt="Italia Tilts, I miss you." /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4176398417/" title="Insane Italia Tilt by VidarFoto, on Flickr"> 4176398417_3f993176a6. "500" height="318" alt="Insane Italia Tilt" /></a>
     
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