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HDR photography postprocessing tiltshift visualisation

Focus on people! – a tiltshift which is none.

Focus on people! by stst31415
Focus on people!, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

A lot of people know how tiltshift works. Even more think, that they can do good tiltshift. Mostly the tiltshift is dull and SOOC (straight out of the camera) lacking the subtle details which make your mind go BOOM!

I tried a different approach. Like in one of my older pictures, where a man stands sharp as he is in the middle of the blurred zone on a tiltshift, I wanted all the people to be standing out of the landscape.

It is a picture about the people in the backgound. I think I could have also called it “Ode to the people in the background”.

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digital Lifehack photography Video visualisation

The virtual dolly – time lapse next gen

I finally made my proof of concept: By using Blender I made a time lapse video and applied some virtual dolly movement. Meaning, that the camera is moving across the picture. This is possible due to the bigger than full HD video source made from the single picture recorded with the Canon Powershot S95. A zoom would have been also possible but was not implemented due to calculation time reasons.
Lean back and enjoy

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photography postprocessing visualisation

Digital Crossprocessing

Chaos made of lines by stst31415
Chaos made of lines, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

As one doesn’t have theoption to do digital crossprocessing I thought, why not develop a RAW in color and monochrome? I blended the two pictures and the result was quite crossprocessed.

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digital postprocessing visualisation

The first steps with timelapse and CHDK

I was always fond of time lapses so I thought: Why not make my own?

I wanted to install the CHDK Рan extension for Canon point and shoot cameras which makes them learn new tricks Рon my Canon Powershot S95 anyway and had the opportunity to play around one evening. After the initial installation and my first try I had the following lessons learned

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Lifehack visualisation

Analog revival

I love digital tools. Who doesn’t?

Since the rise of the smart phone the use of digital calendars and – even more important – synchronizing them is easier than ever before. And still: The trend to do something analog remains.

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photography photowalk postprocessing visualisation

The question of the perfect horizon

There is a point in every photographers path where you think about the perfect level. There are discussions going on if the horizon should be levelled all the time. I have my own opinion on this topic.

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photography visualisation

Two acronyms in Photography you should know

People who look at my flickr stream mostly ask what these acronyms are because they are seen often in photography:

DOF: meaning “depth of field” and providing you either with sharpness in every detail or just a range, hence often called shallow DOF.

The fist

POV: meaning point of view and speaks for itself

Killing field

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