Friday, July 3, 2009

Photoshop #1 - Fake Tilt Shift Attempts

My first attempt at taking photos from my own collection and applying fake tilt shift techniques to them in Photoshop CS2 can now be seen in my gallery. This is definitely a fairly decent technique to make your photos look like they were taken with an expensive Tilt Shift Lens.

For those interested, I followed the technique posted in this tutorial and hopefully I'll be able to hone my Photoshop skills with future attempts.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Infrared Photography

Well it's been a while since posting anything photography related on my blogs (it's been a long cold winter ok!) but this week with the arrival of my new Hoya Infrared filter (R72 52mm for those interested) I have been inspired back in to taking photos in the great outdoors of Massachusetts. Well so far only the great outdoors of the town of Maynard, once it warms up a little more I will venture out further again.

Check out my flickr infrared gallery for my pics taken with the Filter on my Pentax *ist DL DSLR. Taken with manual focus pretty much set to infinity, ISO 200 and auto white balance, I believe I should play with the white balance to get even better shots and for sure use a Tripod, all pics in this slide show are hand held and as you may know the DL has no image stabilization. A good excuse to consider a upgrade to K10D or K200D perhaps?

Next I will try landscapes with a tripod, converting to B&W definitely gives these images an eerie feel.