Tuesday, March 31, 2009
A Model World
I recently came across a photographic technique called tilt-shift photography. You can find a full definition here, but it involves keeping just part of an image in focus. A common side effect to tilt-shift photography is making the photograph of a real-life image look like a photograph of a model, especially if the photograph is taken from above and the colors are heavily saturated.
The tilt-shift image pictured is of Joe's Crab Shack in Nashville, TN, by Shawn S. Ide.
Apparently you can reproduce the effect via Photoshop, avoiding the expense of special photographic lenses.
This link will take you to 5o excellent examples of tilt-shift photography.
(By the way, I stole the title for this blog entry from author Michael Chabon, who used it for both the title of a short story and a collection.)