I’ve always enjoyed tilt-shift photography, also known as miniature faking or diorama effect. It is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model.
The conventional way to achieve this is to use a tilt-shift lens. However, such illusion can also be simulated by post-processing software. And, in recent years, there are even smartphone apps or camera features that can fake the tiny toy town effect right away.
This was taken 5 years ago when I first started to enjoy photography. Obviously, I had no idea of bokeh and I didn’t even have a proper camera/lens to do so. Nevertheless, I am still happy with how I composed this shot by giving it a tight crop. I rarely do vertical portrait shots nowadays.
In response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Face
Cities are always in transition, some quicker than the others. These apartments in the foreground are probably just two or three decades “young”, but it is already time for them to be demolished and make way for the taller condominiums.
It’s Chinese New Year now and I happen to be in China for a work assignment. Fireworks and firecrackers everywhere for the past few nights! I have a good view from my window and so it’s a good opportunity for me to practice fireworks photography in the comfort of my apartment … and that means avoiding the crowd! After several attempts, I could already predict the exact spot of the next burst and so I was able to frame it off-center and obey the Rule of Thirds.
This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds