I’ve been making a lot more use of my digital photo frame since I moved into my flat but a fair few of the photos I want to make use of are portrait orientation whilst the majority are landscape.
For a load of photos I’ve gone thru them and manually made them landscape by using a method I noticed that You’ve Been Framed use when viewers send in mobile footage shot in the wrong orientation for tv. The technique is to enlarge a second copy of the image/video as a background layer to fit the width of the landscape orientation and blur the background.
I figured as I’d want to do this to a lot of images over time I’d make a script to do so. So using Photoshop’s Actions I’ve done so and thought I’d share it: Landscapify – Mike Dixson.atn Here’s how to load the actions into your Photoshop http://www.imphotography.com/downloads/installactions.htm
- Open Image
- In the Actions Window click on Landscapify
- Click the Play Icon >
- When prompted for the new canvas size enter the current width as the height and the current height as the width
- Click Ok (if prompted that clipping will occur click Ok to that too
- You’re done 🙂
Hope it’s useful to you.
Today I made steps to further my playing with HDR. A little urbex jaunt so I thought I’d take my, much underused, tripod along. Using this I’ve been able to shoot 3-6 different exposure levels for shots.
This should give me a fantastic dynamic range which I think could lend itself to urbex well. The human eye can see such amazing contrast ratios technology has yet to come close in one shot, but hopefully I can bring the light to the shadows using this technique.
I’m not going to end up doing all shots in HDR, some shots I only took the one exposure level and others that I don’t think benefit from HDR I will select the best exposure level from the ones I shot and process it in Lightroom.
Additionally I shot a few photos on my phone just where there was no way for me to get the shot I wanted with my lens. I’ll add one to this post to give you an idea what we experienced.