Tilt shift photography…

Hello there, Crystal here.  I have been a part of the PhotoLynx family for a little over a year and a half.  I am your activation clerk, and if you call in often its most likely my voice that you’re hearing on the other end.  I have also started training for tech support.  But, this blog isn’t about that.  I’m going to share with you guys some of the cool things I find online, in print, and in the news.  I’ll try to keep it closely related to the photography industry with things like interesting tutorials, new gadgets and good reviews.  If something not related really sparks my interest, I’ll post it up here too.

This first blog is about tilt shift photography.  Although I only heard of tilt shift a little over a year ago, it has been around since the 60’s and 70’s.  “Tilt-shift” actually includes two different types of movement.  The first is the rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt.  The second, shift, is the movement of the lens parallel to the image plane. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus, and hence the part of an image that appears sharp. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines.

Phew.  That’s a long definition.  Basically tilt shift photography is a process in which photographs of real life objects are manipulated in a way that they look like photographs of small miniatures. This can be either done in post processing, or through the use of a specialized lenses.  Cannon and Nikon both sell these lenses.  There is a website lensbaby.com that also has these lenses.  Here is a link to a video with some nice visuals on how the lens works.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJyBlYdi5g   Here is a link for a tutorial on creating a tilt shift look in PhotoShop.  http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php

 Now for the best part of the blog.  Pictures!

 Miniaturized Poverty

Michigan\’s Adventure

Happy Miniature Sunday

Happy Miniature Sunday

Miniature Playground #2

Bridge in spain

Real models

UK basketball

Old forge (Alte Schmiede) Tilt-shift

Digger!

Tilt Shift 

I hope you all enjoyed my first blog, and I’ll be seeing you soon!

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