Mon 15 Jun 2009
When we sit down with clients, they often want a new perspective on their company. All to often the insulated internal views they hold are guarded and warped with years of rose colored glasses. Often we are asked, “What really is the 10,000 foot view that so many consulting firms speak of?” Our answer, “Up high on a mountain, you don’t get a great view of someone’s business or their industry, you just get light headed with a lack of oxygen.”
A true perspective shift, is seeing the same image with the ability to blur some parts while finely sharpening other parts of an image. In consulting, we perform a perspective shift exercise for clients who are looking to improve their business, design and brand, or their process. Techlife can help you start to think about why the same image can be seen differently thanks to a lesson in tilt shift photography.
True tilt shift photography refers to the special type of lens that helps take images with a different focal plane or shallow depth of field, the result in some cases is what looks like a miniature scene from a model. Techlife has covered a London artist who creates miniature art and uses tilt shift perspective to blend the art to the real world. Thanks to two websites you can take your own photos and quickly create miniature scenes of your favorite shots.
How to Create a Tilt Shift Miniature Photograph using a Website
1. Shoot a good photo. The best photos are scenes with most items all at about the same distance. Also shot of a landscape or cityscape works better than your family portrait.
3. Tweak your photo. Each site has various settings that allow you to do different things with your photo.
4. Download your new photo. After correcting the sample to your heart’s content, download the final image for your collection.
Final Review: Tilt Shift Maker is the easier of the two. It has less options to tweak and a single “band” of focus good for landscape shots. It does not have a live preview. Tilt Shift Generator is more advanced and has a nice real time updating preview option. It offers many more options to tweak your Tilt Shift photo. They were both good but the true most important thing, start with a good photo. We used 4 photos on each site before deciding on this photo for our article.
If you are interested in seeing how a photographic technique could be applied to help you see your company or organization in new ways, send an email to techlife [at] dkworldwide.com. Sometimes having another set of eyes look through the lens can help focus your message and increase productivity.