The "miniature" technique
I don’t know if you noticed, but Vincent posted on his blog these cools images that make the subject appear to be a “minature” model scene. I’d seen some of his other images along with those taken by others with the same look in the past and enjoyed them but never tried it myself.
Out shooting with Luke today, I was able to play a little as I start to explore this new technique (new to my camera) for some shooting coming up this fall. Since there is nothing easily found on the web on this technique, I was starting from scratch (what I found involved PS and I wanted an “all in camera technique”).
While I got a couple of photos today that I like, the vast majority, well, ain’t fit for the public. I did learn a number of things that don’t work and two things that do. I hope to start changing that percentage and when I do, I’ll share what I’ve learned.
One thing is for sure, this technique which is all done in camera, could easily become a gimmick like always shooting with a fisheye if it’s not explored for it own unique potential in very specialized situations.
Photos captured by D700, 24PC on Lexar UDMA digital film