Picture of a spider taken at the bottom of my garden.
There’s been a bit of a theme running through the last few posts, photography. I love photos, I can spend hours on stumble-upon going through the pictures section. About 6 months ago I managed to pick up a dirt cheap Nikon D40.
Since then I have been playing around, and even started reading up on how to use it. I manage to learn something new each time, and have a long way to go, to help, I’ve started a daily photo blog to practise and learn.
Please go and have a look http://bristoldailyphoto.wordpress.com/
I went to the Eden Project recently. From 2nd November to 12th February they have a late opening, they put up lanterns and special lighting, I took my camera.
I discovered tilt-shift photography a few month ago on one of my regular haunts, the MacRumors.com forums. Someone had posted a video of what looked like stop motion model animation, but was of real life subjects. The video is amazing and well worth watching.
It was shortly after finding this that I went out and bought a nikon D40…
Disclaimer, none of these are mine (although they are hosted on my website, bandwidth theft is bad, mmmkay), click on the picture to go to the source I got it from.
As far as I know, the method involves either using a dismantled lens, an expensive/special lens, or photoshop/the gimp. The trick seems to be to reduce the depth of field, so the foreground and background are out of focus, as if you were using a macro lens very close to the subject, while actually using a wide lens at a distance (and preferably from a height).
There are hundreds of examples on the internet, I’m off to google some more of them.