ART how to fake tilt shift effect? no photoshop

xenon supra

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Feb 3, 2005
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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.
 

g33k

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Jan 15, 2005
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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
 

IntheWorks

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Jun 30, 2001
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I say take the lens off and hold it in front of the camera... you'll lose infinity focus though


I think I remember hearing about tits doing that.

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

Jcolman

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Aug 19, 2002
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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.
 
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xenon supra

xenon supra

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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

:rofl: i may try this

I think I remember hearing about tits doing that.

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

details? :x:

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.

i bought a cheapo $15 UV filter (77mm) from best buy. so i dont care if I ruin it.
 

( * )( * )

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Jul 17, 2002
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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.

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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turbodude

Just a photographer
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Jun 17, 2002
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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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