Monday, March 4, 2013

Tips: Miniature effects cum diorama illusion photo

Diorama effect or "diorama illusion" is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model.

Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in close-up photography, making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital postprocessing.

Many diorama effect photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature.

Last week,  I went to Cameron Highlands and took some photos from high angle. From the photos, I use this online free software, Tilt Shift Maker to create the illusion. To make it more convincing, I did some final touching using Photoshop and Lightroom.


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