Okay, so you're outdoors, at a beautiful park or garden or Buddhist temple, and you want cool photographs. You take a bunch of 'em but honestly, although they're pretty, they're kind of...busy. You know what makes a great photograph? A shot where you know what you're supposed to be looking at; one thing in the picture to focus on. This is why most touristy photos suck. Because the New York skyline in the middle of the day might look amazing to you because you were there, but to everyone else who just sees a blob of sky and a row of fifteen buildings, it's a bit boring.
The tilt-shift maker takes your photographs, blurs the foreground and background a bit, pops the color up a smidge, and viola!, it looks like your nature photographs are cool little miniatures. Wanna see?
Meh. It's okay. Sort of boring, really. (It's okay, I have to be harsh with my photographs. I'm a photographer!)
Now check out this photo, post tilt-shifty goodness:
So here's some more tilt-shift photos I took at The Huntington:
and the Buddhist Temple:
Much better, yes? Now you can show your friends and they don't have to feign interest. Yay!
PS tattoo pictures will be up by Friday. I promise. :)