Tuesday, January 11, 2011

my travels in miniature

is the reader familiar with tilt-shift photography? it makes real life appear miniature.
like this:

or this:


of course, true tilt shift must be done in-camera, but there's a web-generated poor man's version and it can be faked in photoshop.
I tried it with some of my travel shots
Atami, Japan, December 2008:Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, June 2010:
Croagh Padraic, Ireland, June 2010
Inismor, Ireland, June 2010:
fun, right?

5 comments:

Vincent said...

That's really cool. I know I could look into it, but I'd rather maintain the mystery as to how it's done... Oversaturating colors and forced blurring of depth? And the video looks like it's filmed at a standard fps but then they cut out frames to remove smoothness and create the illusion of stop animation. ...? Fun either way.

A.E. Kieren said...

yes and yes.
and I dont really know how the videos were made truthfully

Chelsea Kirchoff said...

Seriously, awesome.

Joe said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKll6EXjqd8
I got a kick out of this tilt-shift monster truck rally. Especially at 1:40. So cute!

A.E. Kieren said...

oh hell yeah
good call, Joe