November 19th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Hmm. For me the original has a stronger cinematic feel ... Rather David lynch
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November 19th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I can see what you're saying. I don't think the shot was perfectly suited for such an extreme crop. I kind of just tried to shoehorn it into the concept. I still like both of them and they're definitely different. I think the new one has a bit of a horror film feel to it.
November 19th, 2012, 06:00 PM
I like this. The only improvement would have been to have focus on the eye to convey the dogs eye view better.
Originally Posted by Luke
November 19th, 2012, 06:19 PM
the classic aspect ratios gave unsatisfying results, so here's a 2:1 photo in a 3:2 frame. Just noticed that I should've cropped it just a few pixels tighter at the top, but alas.
Last edited by bartjeej; November 19th, 2012 at 06:24 PM.
November 19th, 2012, 07:06 PM
I don't think that all landscape photos can be converted to cinema anyway. We are all just tinkering but I think one should shoot with the idea they will convert to cinema so that they can get all the elements they want in the photo present.
November 19th, 2012, 07:29 PM
yup, that's definitely true. The more you visualise what you want before shooting, the better your shot will be. I'm looking forward to trying out the manual sweep panorama trick once I have a camera capable of such speeds
In my scene, there was a better shot where a cyclist filled up the empty space on the right and provided some interest, but the lady on the left had a really unflattering facial expression at that moment I don't know her but I'd rather not post that shot anyway.
November 19th, 2012, 07:44 PM
One from the streets today
November 19th, 2012, 07:48 PM
I think that the effect looks really cool, and I suspect that it would pay to be shooting in 16:9 (or whatever the widest ratio your camera allows) and to be looking for scenes that suit this processing style. After a quick browse through my recent flickr images I found that very few would stand to be cropped so aggressively.
Last edited by Luckypenguin; November 19th, 2012 at 09:08 PM.
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November 19th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Yeah, Nic....you're right. As Kristen kinda pointed out and I have also observed in my own library. You can't just crop down a shot and put black bars above and below. We're used to composing for the whole frame and one of the mantras in photography is to fill the frame. When the frame is properly filled from the start it doesn't leave much room for the crazy crops needed to even get to 16:9.
When they work, they really look cool. I think when you first get turned onto them, it's a bit like the saying that when you have hammer in hand, everything looks like a nail.
And then there is subject and story. Kelly's shot 2 up from this post is properly composed for the frame, but seems more like a photograph than a still from a movie. I think the most successful ones have no connection between anyone in the frame and the lens.
November 19th, 2012, 08:14 PM
That is true as I take shots keeping in mind I'm going to crop off a large portion from the top and bottom.
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