A&P how to fake tilt shift effect? no photoshop

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I did a paper on a guy who did a lot of tilt shift stuff, and I need to imitate him for my final project.

    I looked into renting a tilt shift or buying a lensbaby, but decided against both for the time being.

    I was thinking I'd smear a small amount of Vaseline on the top and bottom so just the middle is sharp and the rest is sort of blurry/ OOF....

    thoughts?

    If anyone has any other ideas I'd love to hear them.
     
  2. g33k

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    that would just make the entire image hazy.

    I say take the lens off and hold it in front of the camera... you'll lose infinity focus though
     
  3. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I think I remember hearing about tits doing that.

    or you could do what I did and make a lensbaby using a plunger.
     
  4. Jcolman

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    whatever you do, don't put vasaline on your lens or filter. You'll have a hell of a time getting it off. Besides, it won't give you the results you want.
     
  5. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    :rofl: i may try this

    details? :x:

    i bought a cheapo $15 UV filter (77mm) from best buy. so i dont care if I ruin it.
     
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    Any updates on your plunger T/S? Have you used it much?

    My solution is ghetto, but it works. Take the lens off your camera and shift it around until you get something in focus. It's hard to get it 100% of the time. Also, you have to make sure no light enters through the gaps when you are shifting around. I find 50mm and longer works best. Here are some examples:

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  7. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I used it for a couple of ring shots @ a wedding but don't have anything on line... I need to pick up a different lens, the one I've got is to long.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    google DIY lensbaby. There are a ton of different "styles" out there. Find the one that best fits what you already have that you can use.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    vasoline was an old school filter trick. you could also use clear nail polish and make a dedicated filter.
     
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