In my failed attempt to create fake tilt shift effect, I ended up with foggy, moody photos.
Looking at tilt-shift pictures, they have basically the same characteristics. An image that is clear in the middle and blurry on the top and bottom areas. If you shoot form a higher plain, looking down, this is supposed to create some sort of miniature effect.
As much as I wanted to try this, I was not diligent enough to trouble myself about preparing contraptions to be attached to my camera. I wanted it the easy (but fake) way. Also, I wanted to use my LC-A+.
Thinking that all I need to do is to be able to blur the upper and lower portions of an image, I figured that a DIY filter would do the trick.
1. I took a piece of transparency and cut it into a small size; enough for my purpose.
2. With the use of a pin, I produced multiple pin marks all over the transparency, without having to bore holes.
3. I cut the transparencies in half and attached one on the upper 1/3 of the lens opening and the other half on the lower 1/3.
4. I loaded the LC-A+ with film and shot subjects that I thought would look good in tilt-shit.
Considering my goal, it was an epic fail! The closest I got to the desired miniature effect was this:
…which isn’t that close at all.
However, the entire roll wasn’t exactly a complete disaster. Somehow, the DIY filter I prepared gave my photos a different and unexpected character. All photos looked as though they were taken on a foggy day. I kindda like it! What do you think?