Old 06-06-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default tilt-shift mimicry

http://tiltshiftmaker.com/

one sample caught my eye, a bus (didn't see any trains)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1916179...iltshiftmaker/
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Fascinating process for sure...amazing what can be done in the digital age.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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Isn't there another name for that process? I know its used by the Cartoon Network for the bumps during Adult Swim.

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Interesting but looks like a technique doable in Photoshop - what isn't?

If I recall, this is completely different then the tilt-shift effect created by Canon's line of lenses. These lenses correct perspective when shooting at an angle as oposed to the above mentioned software effect that blurs the subject's surroundings.

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Neat site, and yeah its doable in PS, but that takes more work now doesnt it.

First one thats come out decent.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:19 AM   #7
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Interesting but looks like a technique doable in Photoshop - what isn't?

If I recall, this is completely different then the tilt-shift effect created by Canon's line of lenses. These lenses correct perspective when shooting at an angle as oposed to the above mentioned software effect that blurs the subject's surroundings.

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Shift deals with perspective control.

Tilt changes the direction of the plane that is in focus. Instead of that plane being perpendicular to the sensor, it is tilted. So you can get, say, a field of flowers completely in focus, by making the plane be more parallel to the ground (at the cost of blurring the top of a tree in the same scene). Alternatively, you can tilt the plane of focus in the other direction, which accentuates the degree of separation between sharp zone and blur zone.
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Regarding both shots here but especially John's, it seems every time I see a shot using the tilt shift to narrow the zone in focus, it comes across looking like a model RR.
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Hmmm..... Do they offer a filter that works the opposite way? If I could build a layout and use such a filter that would make model railways look real, I could save hours of waiting trackside!

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I think it is a big trend right now, just like the 25 set of "Effects" filters you could buy back in the film days, never mind that it didn't have of a point, and was gimmick. It won't be long and this style of photography will have jumped the shark- let's hope so.
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Hmmm..... Do they offer a filter that works the opposite way? If I could build a layout and use such a filter that would make model railways look real, I could save hours of waiting trackside!

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That's next in line after the "sunshine on a cloudy day" filter.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:37 PM   #12
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Here's one of my attempts at tilt shift. I've got some railway ones, but I can't find what I've done with them...

http://www.davee.co.uk/picture.php?blobId=241

As for 'the other way around', making models look real, how about:

http://www.davee.co.uk/picture.php?blobId=292
http://www.davee.co.uk/picture.php?blobId=293
http://www.davee.co.uk/picture.php?blobId=294
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