German blog appgefahren.de recently reviewed TiltShift.
Their conclusion: “Ein Vorteil der Mac-App, die eine sehr gute Qualität liefert, ist gerade im Vergleich zum iPhone und iPad aber die Auflösung, die nicht limitiert ist. Wer allerdings nur ab und an ein kleines Bild mit dem Tilt-Shift-Effekt versehen will, um es in soziale Netze zu laden, ist mit mobilen Apps wie Snapseed sicher besser bedient.”
Last guest post from the Vienna series by Peter Schlossnikel:
The final short in this mini series is a long time exposure of Vienna’s skyline. This photo works really nice with the tilt-shift effect, since the scene has a good amount of depth and mix of objects at different distances.
See the original shot for comparison:
It was shot from a dormitory called Panorama in the 20th Bezirk in Vienna. Camera was located on a public balcony on the highest floor of the building.
Here’s the technical data of the shot: Exposure 30,0 sec at f / 17 – Focal Length 17 mm – ISO 100 –Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Lens EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Also check out the kick-ass design work Peter does for his own company at petriografie.de. I had the honor to work with him on fabulous Boinx Software products like iStopMotion (Mac and iPad), BoinxTV and others since 2007. We had great fun along the way. In 2010 we started our little side (ad-)venture called The Munich Appsters, which — after some major bumps along the road — is just back with MetroCities 1.5 on iPhone. Amongst others, Peter also works with Marco Pifferi on AroundMe and the recently released Reminder+. Contact him directly for more info.
Another guest post by my friend Peter Schlossnikel:
The second photo is in the Vienna series is a reflection of the famous Karlskirche. Again with some quick and simple adjustments more contrast, vignette and vibrance was added.
Here’s the original shot for comparison:
Technical data: Exposure 1/1600 sec at f / 3,2 – Focal Length 46 mm – ISO 1250 – Canon EOS 5D Mark III – EF24-70mm f/2,8L USM
To be continued…
You also might want to check out Peter’s Instagram feed for lots of inspiring on-the-go iPhone shots. What I love most about Peter’s shots is that he goes way beyond using the default Instagram filters and has this unique ability to compose rather ordinary scenes into pieces of art.
This week, TiltShift is featured in the New & Noteworthy section on the front page of the Mac App Store. This is awesome news, obviously for me, but also for new users as it exposes TiltShift to new audiences that I haven’t been able to reach so far. A big thank you to the folks at Apple for recognizing the work and love I put into the product!
I am also thrilled to be in the company of my good friends of Ulysses fame. If you ever do any writing, I strongly suggest you check out this brilliant app! Marcus, Max and team have put so much thought and effort into this third iteration of their flagship product. Also check out Ulysses if you just want to experience a state-of-the-art Mac app. Last but not least they’re very fine folks, you want to support that sort of developers.
Finally, I wanted to reassure that being featured is a great thing for sales, even if it’s ‘just’ in the icon grid. This is especially true if you haven’t invested in any real marketing activities. In the revenue chart of the last week you can clearly spot the App Store page update on Friday. I wish it would continue like that, would surely make the decision to invest in marketing a lot easier…
Guest post by Peter Schlossnikel:
When playing around with the TiltShift app for the first time I immediately wanted to discover its capabilities to enhance photos that are not exactly typical tilt-shift subjects. I always love to try plugins or filter presets in a non-typical way and thereby discover new inspiring effects and ways of image processing.
Living in Vienna last year I chose three completely different images I shot in this beautiful city to play around in TiltShift.
I took the first photo at Alberner Hafen, which is an old abandoned dock and a great shooting location. With TiltShift it was really easy to set some depth of field and add contrast and color to the photo.
For comparison, here’s the original photo before processing in TiltShift:
A few technical details:
Exposure 1/500 sec at f / 8,0 – Focal Length 40 mm – ISO 100 – Canon EOS 20D – Lens EF17-40mm f/4L USM
You can find more of my photos on my Flickr stream.
Series to be continued…