From Buzz Feed: 75 Awesome “Looking Into The Past” Pictures
Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:05 PM
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:29 PM
It is funny when you see a great idea and you think, surely I could have come up with that idea. But I didn't. Could be this technique has been around for a hundred years but it is the first I have seen of it.
I decided I was going to try to duplicate the technique. Turns out, it is MUCH harder than it looks. Harder than the before and after thread on this Forum. You not only have to match the apparent focal length, but distance, and exposure differential between the actual image and your photo. I quickly found out none of my shots were any good, primarily because the old photo was dark and then the background was washed out. Should have shot in RAW but didn't. I have a lot to learn here but I am going to try to perfect this style. (Before Phil Phillips kicks my hiney at my game) Phil absolutely MASTERED the before and after photos. I never could catch up. anyway, these don't have to be perfect to be interesting. (at least to me.) I set out today with a dozen great old pictures to work with and then laughed when I figured out it will take a weekend to do one really well. Have to plan the lighting mostly. And next time I am going to bring a flash to lighten up my old photo. Sometimes I get my wife to hold my LED bar at a distance for just a little bit of light. (but would need to bribe her with a dinner out or exotic iced drink.) Take a look at my first attempts...
Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:37 PM
Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:27 PM
I think I am going to move my new ones to a thread that has already gone in this "Zip Code". It is the Compare old and New thread. I am about to post 5 new ones from tonight. Take a peak in that thread!
Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:44 PM
Brian, the shots you took around the Fort are awesome, by the way.
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