I figured out how to get the tilt/shift lens effect in Photoshop. I’m still not that great at it, but I’ve got the procedure down. The images I posted below were trials I did from pictures I took of Syracuse, NY out my window.
Tilt/Shift photography is an effect created by a tilt/shift lens (or sometimes imitated digitally) that changes the depth of field in such a way that it gives the effect of a miniature. Something I want to learn how to do.
Guest of Cindy Sherman | Dir. Paul H-O, March 27, 2009 | A documentary about Cindy Sherman from her husband’s perspective. This film provides an interesting inside look at the famous photographer (and notoriously private) Cindy Sherman; at the same time, though, it provides a much more interesting look at someone living in the shadow of their spouse, personal egos, and gender roles.
Last tuesday, I got the chance to meet my childhood hero, Robert Ballard. In second grade, I picked up a book on the Titanic on a whim. I became instantly hooked on the subject. Through my study of the Titanic, I inevitably came across Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck in 1985. The more I read about him, the more I wanted to do what he did. I wanted to scour the bottom of the oceans to find hidden wrecks; to discover left overs from our communal past. Through many years of immersing myself in his work, I discovered the root of why I really enjoyed archaeology and especially underwater archaeology: it’s storytelling. I looked for the stories that the wrecks told; the emotions and the events of each ship’s final moments. Now, I am also a storyteller. I managed to get his autograph, after the lecture that he gave (which was quite interesting); I wanted to talk to him, but I choked up. As soon as I get it scanned, I’ll post the autograph.