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tilt shift photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by eschonle, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    eschonle

    eschonle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my first attempt at the "miniaturization" effect

    The whole effect was to make it look like a toy, but i think the angle is wrong



    [​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    What stop were you shooting at? DOF looks shallow
     
  3. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    what stop?
    sorry it's late here, and i had a long day :confused:
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    attempt no.2

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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    Stop= Aperture. The lower the number the more wide open the lens is, which means a smaller portion of the picture is in focus rather than a larger portion of the picture which is accomplished with a more closed lens.

    Looks like you need to be on higher grounds. And move away from the truck.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    Usually you would do this in editing... I'll take a stab at it later.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    i love doing these

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    does not look as good doing it with photoshop 7 because you need the "lens blur" filter.

    you have to mess with brightness and saturation, too to get it right.

    these would look much better done from photoshop CS3 or later
     
  8. Apr 15, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    you also need to be kind of far from subject and at a high angle to be more realistic
     
  9. Apr 15, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    another decent one

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 15, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    nice, sock. that first pic looks kinda like claymation
     
  11. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    yeah sockmonkey, those are looking good. what do you do to the brightness and saturation to get it to look like that? I'm going to try to find good spot where I can be up higher and try to get a good one of my truck. It's fun to mess around with this technique
     
  12. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    just increase the saturation until it starts to look almost hand painted.

    then increase the brightness to look more like a lamp is lighting the scene.

    the higher up, and further away, the better
     
  13. Apr 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    here's my latest attempt. i think this turned out better than expected. it tripped my girlfriend out when she saw the picture

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    can you do this to any picture? Like if i gave you a shot of my truck can you make it into a dinkie car?
     
  16. Apr 26, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    sure man! you'd have to email me a .jpeg format of it so i could open it in photo shop. Ideally the shot would have to be from an upwards angle and from far away.
     
  17. Apr 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    awesome thread...i've always loved these pictures, but never been informed on how to take them

    :popcorn:
     
  18. Apr 26, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Sweet, Ive never seen this before. Im going to google it and try it out on PS later.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    My first attempt.
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  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    Attempt #2
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