Fake Model Photography

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  1. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure some of you may have read this:

    http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=1760

    It seems as if Olivo Barbieri's aerial photographs are completey made from minature models. Its incredible!

    Here are some of my efforts:

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    Bear in mind these were very rushed :) but its a cool effect
     
  2. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    that looks just like the "fake model effect" ( unless thats what youre talking about? )

    which none-the-less is still freakin cool

    http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/fakemodel/

    edit: i took the time to open the site after opening my big mouth lol. we're tlakin about the same thing :)

    nice job!
     
  3. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Heh, thanks. I hadn't seen that tutorial until now (and just saw it on another forum) I used a similar method but just using the marquee tool... Its fun to play with
     
  4. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Nice effect!

    I have some similar pictures from those locations (Coit's Tower, Stratosphere and Sears Tower?) which I might try something similar on.
     
  6. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Olivo Barbieri's are, mine are edited to appear that way... :)
     
  7. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The images are from:

    1, 4, 5, 7 - Colt Tower - San Francisco
    2, 3, 6 - Plane - Las Vegas

    You should try it...
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I will do! I think the SF ones look best - perhaps because there's something to really focus on to draw the eye. The others since the blurred area is similar means that there's more chance of someone just assuming an odd smudge on the lens.
     
  9. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I know, it was more like, "quick find any arial photos I have and play"

    You know how it is :p
     
  10. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    Tried the tutorial but my lens blur is blurring the point of want as the focussed bit..ideas - please?
     
  11. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Click invert ;)
     
  12. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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  13. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks awesome :)
     
  14. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Very nice... from the top of the Basilica?

    Here's an attempt that I had - tho was harder than I expected to take a picture that would work. I've got lots of shots but rarely from above - or not with enough detail to zoom in properly!
     

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  15. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    That looks amazing!
     
  16. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still looks good from that angle though... Arial photography really does fool your eye into believing its a model
     
  17. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    Yeh, from the Basilica, here is the original - not that different to my lens blurred one!

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  18. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Gosh... it looks surprisingly quiet. I went when I was in Rome last month and it was always packed - the queue when right around the circle of colonnades! So busy that we decided not to bother waiting to climb the Basilica after waiting to get into the darned thing and the Vatican museum. Perhaps next time, after seeing that view, I might!
     
  19. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    I was there last August, it was hot and packed - just not obvious from that pic! As John Paul II had recently died the queues to enter the Vatican 'crypt' to see his tomb were massive also...
     

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