Saturday, January 24, 2009

Strengthening photo essay visual story telling

Helpless from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Tilt shift photography technology is 165 years old and should be hitting iphones if not already.

Simply the technique means positioning a camera in a manner that combined with a large aperture creates a shallow depth of field ( everything bar your subject is out of focus)

Well, It's in vogue again. In Time Magazine Vincent Laforet has a kick a** image that is just sublime.

Sydney photographer Keith Loutit's has pushed it a stage further mimicking video ( above) via time lapse. On my twitter I link to what one site calls 50 of the best tilt and shifts and they truly are awesome.

Two years ago I posted how to cheat it using photoshop. Here's how. It's not perfect, but the effects can be quite dramatic.

Expect to see this and others combined to up the ante on rostrum montage sequential photo essays.


1 comment:

sitbonzo said...

great link. thanks for that. I have a creative challeng ongoing with the other snappers at work and this may just be the idea I am looking for. Thanks.
Expect to see some shot of Croydon soon.