Jun 17 2010

Tilt-Shift Photography is Amazing

Good old Wikipedia helped for this explanation:

"Tilt-shift photography" refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital postprocessing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

"Tilt-shift" actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. 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, as when photographing tall buildings.

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Oct 29 2009

Interesting Images to Start a Good Story

Ran across these on my iPhone and thought a post/collection was in order...

There is a random black bra I found outside my friend Kenny's apartment building on a recent trip to The City, which made me think of all kinds of story lines, a vividly textured and layered woman on a stroll at Kate Sessions Park, an interesting overweight gentleman in a power jumpsuit holding a purse... he seems lost at the airport in San Diego. There you have it...

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Sep 8 2009

Awe-inspiring, beautiful images

I thought I'd share an amazing talent - Philippe Sainte-Laudy, who is a 49 year old photographer from Strasbourg, France.

If you like Philippe’s work, be sure to check out his website, located here: http://www.naturephotographie.net/

Enjoy, and don’t forget to subscribe and share this post if you liked it.
The House on the Lake

Summer Flotation by Phillipe Sainte-Laudy

Between the Drops by Phillipe Sainte-Laudy

Black Light by Phillipe Sainte-Laudy

Red Storm by Phillipe Sainte-Laudy

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Sep 6 2009

I Hate My Parents site

The other day at work some people were laughing so hard and for so long I had to go see what was up.

Well I now have a new favorite site to check in on and laugh when the day gets tough: I Hate My Parents is so damn funny it hurts. As of this post date and time pages 8 and 9 are excellent.

The premise is to send in ridiculous pictures of yourself that your parents took. Priceless, enjoy!

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Jul 24 2009

Macro Photography

I love up close and vivid images, so when I came across these images I had to share. Macro Photography is the technique of photographing a subject up close. Typically the subject fills most, if not the entire, image plane. Stunning macro photography is generally best achieved with special equipment, including a specially designed lens. However, most modern cameras (point and shoot especially) have macro setting options built into the camera; making it a very common, but no less stunning, technique.

calla la la la by Julie Scholz

Macro photography is a beautiful way to take what is often normal subject matter, and make it extraordinary, simply by offering a new perspective. Its often these types of photos that turn out the best. When we are provided a glimpse of something we might not otherwise pay much attention to is all of a sudden (in effect) shoved in our face, we cannot help but stop and take notice.

Check out these 20 spectacular macro photographs for inspiration in your own photographs.

For additional tips and techniques on macro and other photography techniques, check out the Imagekind blog, and please make sure to subscribe to the feed here!

Macro Bug by Murlon123
A Moment To Rembember by Eric Lam
Sunflower by Ben Anderman
Tools of the trade, stainless steel blades by Jessi and James Bruntz
173 ~ the big bad rubber ball by Robin Elizabeth Grausam
Macro Dy rop by F. Hatcher
Spudnik Sea Urchin... by Machel Spence
Slowness by Martino Sabia
Blue Smoke by David Lindes
Light Straws by Fergus Bailey
Soft Pastels by Annie Esentepe
Jocy's frog by Kaitlin Moreno
ladybird extreme closeup by Gianni Cerrato
Old marbles by Rick Takagi
Thai Elephant by JenFu Cheng
Grasshopper Green by Samarth Bhasin
Macro plant by Ken Simm
Left-twist by VIC Dessau
Flower: Dahlia "Inner Glow" by Soulful Photos
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