Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Focus Magic

I came across software called “Focus magic”. Tried in on one of my shots I took 2 weeks back. The result is pretty impressive. You can make not so sharp pictures look sharp by using this

Cropped version for comparison. If you check the eyes on the before and after pics the change in sharpness is clearly visible.

The steps are very simple
1. Load the image

2. Choose the filter option to focus
3. select Blur width and Amount as per requirement
4. Hit the process button
One thing to note is, if you
press save, it just saves the processed version to the same file. So make sure that you are always working on a copy.

This is another sample which i processed just now.


Ryan Brenizer's Method/"Bokeh panorama" technique

One question I have heard a lot of people ask is, how to get superb bokeh with normal point and shoot camera. My answer till now was to go to the maximum focal length and use the least aperture. But many a times, it is either not possible or wont be enough. I came across this technique while browsing.

This is called Ryan Brenizer's Method/"Bokeh panorama" technique. You can get amazing bokeh with this.

Akash’s Blog

Ryan Brenizer's blog

I am yet to try this out. Hoping to do it soon.

Orton Slide Sandwich

[This was originally posted in my other blog about 3 years ago click here. Copying in here since it makes more sense to have it here]

Those who started reading this to master another gr8 recipe for a delicious yummy yum sandwich may stop now. this is not what u r expecting, this is a photography technique ;-)

I suggest u check www.yumyum.com they have recipes for some 97 types of sandwiches
Anchovy Sandwich Butter Bacon Cheese And Tomato Sandwiches Bacon Cheese And Tomato Sandwiches Baked Eggplant Sandwiches Baked Pizza Sandwich Baked Sandwiches Banana& Bacon Sandwich Banana & Nut Sandwich Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Barbecue Crab Sandwich Barbecued Roast Beef Sandwiches blah blah blah and the list goes on...
YumYum claims that they have 20000 free recipes, wow thats a BIG number...

CUT CUT CUT. i did not come here to talk about yumyum, who am i after all to talk about them? more over, y should i?

OK coming back to our photo sandwich
Came to know about it, from my photography club forum. so i thought may be i will share.

<History and Technique Brief>
This was first used by Michael Orton, thts y its called Orton Slide sandwich, this is done using slide film. The technique is to expose 2 shots of the same subject, one should be over exposed by two stops and the other should be out of focus. Then these two slides are sandwiched together to produce the final image.
</History and Technique Brief>

if u wanna know how to do this i think this will be useful click here

i hope i have not used too many jargons, but then even if i have, i can't help it. u can always go to google and just type define: what eva u wanna know

now a days for everything, its google,
wanna go some where, and need to know about the place Google it !
want to find a restaurant Google it !!
want to know who is Meghnad Saha Google it !!!
want to write a program, hay hay dont waste ur time, just Google it !!!!
(for many software engineers, Google is not just a website its their bread and butter, its their Google bhagvaan, im not kidding at all)
at the very moment i have 3 instances of google open, and this blogger is also from google
Kidos Google, u are simply gr8

Check this out Epic 2015 personally i think its very well possible

This is the age of digital photography, so how aboutcreating a slide sandwich image in digital? its much much easier, u can actually simulate this with photoshop, or any other image editing tools

Here is another link which tells about how to do it with PS

These are some of my tries to simulate Orton's yummy yum slide sandwich







Thats all for now... enjoy ur sandwich...

Why this Blog?

I have been learning and clicking for the past 8 years. My intention is to put what ever I can, here in this blog so that it will be useful to both me and you. I don't think you will find lot of things you cannot find elsewhere, but you will see my perspective of things.

Do leave comments and critiques for posts, it will help me help UnMe better :-)

As for the title, it is in 2 languages, one which I understand very well and one which is alien to me.