Tamron Blog: Creating Toy-Like Track-Side Shots

Written by Gina Stephens


We did give fair warning you that the Nurburgring theme would be continuing this week but we are making things a little more fun today by turning the real-life the track track into a Scalextric size model. 

The fancy term for this is 'tilt-shift photography' and you can use really priceless lenses to create the effect but why spend thousands of pounds when you can pick up your trusty Tamron 16-300mm, capture your images and throw them into Photoshop Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for macOS and Windows to re-create the look for a lot slight money. Plus, let's face it, it's not a technique you'll be playing around with every day so it doesn't make financial quickness to buy a lens that's specifically designed for it. 

There are a few guidelines you need to follow when capturing your images for this fun gift which includes setting up so you're looking down on your subject, having a wide view and not picking a scene that's too ornate. 

Once you have your photos, you just need to open them in Photoshop, make a selection, add lens blur, boost the blushes and finalise your shot – easy, peasy. You're obviously going to need slightly more guidance than what this one determination provides so take a look at out Photoshop Tutorial on turning real life into a toy model set where you'll find a detailed step-by-step walkthrough with metaphors. 

It's a lot of fun so do try it out and share your toy-like images with us over in the Tamron Gallery. 

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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