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11. Tilt-Shift

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Hi, guys. This is Casey from Creativelive. We're here for today's creative photography challenge that challenges tilt shift, tilt shift is awesome. Now, conventionally, it was used for architectural photography, but we're not here to worry about that today. Today we're making miniature environments. When you look at any miniature set or anything, Minister in front of you, you're looking at it from the top down. So we're trying to replicate that effect. What you'll need for this is your camera and lens camera settings. For this, there's really only one main part that is the most important. That's your aperture. Now I s so you probably want to keep it as low as possible, especially with this kind of sunlight and your shutter speed. You really wanted to just be somewhere. Where will keep your shot steady Now, for the kind of life that we have today, I'm shooting it. I have so 100 with shutter speed at 3 20 my aperture, this is the most important part is that F eight. This could fluctuate ...

anywhere from F A to F 16. I keep it at F eight because it's a nice it's a nice amount and everything will be in focus. And that's what's important is that everything in the shot is in focus. At the top of this hill is a fantastic spot. As you can see behind me, we have a great cityscape, and that's what we're looking for. We wants houses to be far enough away for them to look really small, almost like little little tiny houses. Little toy houses and later in post, will be able to make those that make that much more pronounced. If you want to learn more, check out this class. By Mark Munch. Landscapes, Photography Let's talk about what I'm looking for in this shot now. First of all, we have a lot of houses behind me, and there are certain things, like a car driving through or a person walking that will look really, really cool if they're miniaturized. They have all the elements in place that I'm looking for. There was a few cars driving through, and that's what I want for this photo. Now let's take it back to the studio to do some post processing were in the studio, and I'm not gonna go into full detail of all the things that would do to this image. Right now, I just want to focus on tilt shift. So the first thing is I'm in light room, which is where I process all my images to start with a right click and say, Edit in voter shop. No, you see, at the top of screen, I'm going to go to where the Filter blur gallery and there's even an option for tilt shift. They make it really straightforward and simple. What's important here is that we're again looking for where in this image we're going to find the most amount of interest now for me and this image of particular. I really like this group of housing, and I really like the way that these cars are set up. So I'm gonna go ahead and make a little bit of a tilt on where this where the selective focuses on, pull this up and then these outside lines actually control how fast the focus will move into the frame. I personally like it to be a very, very strong blur, and I'll even move the blur amount a little higher. But as I am set up right now and what's it done? Updating I could just hit, Enter and I'm done. That's all you really need to dio now. Any further adjustments that I would like to do, I can do with thin light room. Once I say this image as a tiff file, you have a lot of information so you can still play with it. Passed working on it through photo shop, see what this looks like. It's great. I'm gonna go ahead and save that, and I can look at the difference between the two directly. So that's what our till shifted image looks like. And that's what the original image looks like. A Z can see. It makes quite a difference, and it's so easy to Dio takes almost no time at all. We'd love to see your work. So using the hash tag, create a photo challenge on instagram. Make sure to share your photos with us or, if you haven't already go to creativelive dot com slash CPC to sign up for more challenges directly to your inbox.

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I love the format of this class. Each challenge is presented in a quick, yet thorough manner. It is a great way to try new techniques. The best way for me to learn is by doing and the format of this class gives me the perfect opportunity to do so.

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These challenges are so much fun and its fantastic learning new skills and practicing in general. I would love to see this be an ongoing thing. :)

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