Creating the toy effect


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Creating the toy effect

Now, you've seen how we can use a tilt- shift lens to greatly expand the depth of field in certain situations. I can also use my tilt-shift lens to really compress the depth of field. And when I do that, I can end up with an effect like this: something that looks like a little miniature set, like a little toy set of something or re-creation of something. That's not what this is. This is an actual real-world scene shot through a tilt-shift lens. The thing is, when we're looking in real life at something very small, we have very, very shallow depth of field.

So when we see a scene with shallow depth of field, we take that shallow depth of field as an indication of scale and we interpret that scene as being something very small. So even though I've got a real full-size real-world scene here, if I can get the depth of field compressed to something really tiny, when I look at the picture, I will interpret it as a miniature set. So we're going to create one of those shots rig...

Creating the toy effect
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Creating the toy effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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