Friday, April 24, 2009

How to...the Bridgnorth Model photo

I've been asked by a few people how I did the photo in the previous post. I admitted that I used a website rather than do it manually as I was feeling lazy.

Anyway, the site I used for this photo was http://tiltshiftmaker.com/

It's fairly easy to do yourself in a photo editing package.

Basically;

Create a graduated mask from the middle to the edge, and apply a lens blur effect - this makes it look like there's less depth of field which is what you get when using a macro lens close up on a model.

Then you can increase the colour saturation slightly, which make things look more like they've been painted than real.

The combination of these two effects and a good choice of starting picture will give an illusion that will fool your eyes into seeing it as a model.

High up wide angle views make good pictures - my favourites are with trains!

Have fun, and don't forget to share your pictures if they're any good!

Tim.C


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