I’ve always loved the tilt-shift photos by Vincent LaForet (if you haven’t seen his work it is definitly worth it the aerials and the tilt-shift stuff are my favorites). Unfortunately I have never been able to justify spending the money on such a specialty lens. Luckily you can fake this effect fairly well with a bit of post processing in Photoshop. The photos in this post were all taken with a 70-200 2.8 lens from the top of a 500 foot smokestack on the Cape Cod Canal. I took these shots while on assignment for the Sandwich Enterprise in 2010 and recently found them in the archives and decided to play with them a little bit. These are the results. More photos after the jump.
So a lot of people have asked me how I photoshop my landscape photos so I finally got around to doing a little post about it. Surprisingly it is actually really quick. Below are screen grabs from photoshop of the steps.