“Kickin’ It Analog” – My verison of the Tiny Planet Photos’ effect by @infodingapps created using a silver tube


There’s been a number of posts and tweets about the new Tiny Planet Photos app by InfoDing (note: their official site is one of the most interesting ‘coming soon’ placeholders I’ve ever seen).

I haven’t had a chance to play with the app myself but the screenshots immediately reminded me of some shots I took on my Nokia 6265i way back in May of 2007 – over a month before the first iPhone launched on June 29th, 2007! (Do you remember life before the iPhone?)

I was assisting on a location photo shoot and we had to assemble a metal table – the type you’d see at European sidewalk cafés. While  goofing-off  working dilligently, I noticed that the interior surface of the table’s centre column was highly reflective. Fascinated by my newfound discovery I immedately began snapping pix of flowers and co-workers.

Obviously, these shots are more simplistic than some of the cool effects and controls it appears you can have with Tiny Planet. However, it is interesting to consider even an effect as ‘digital’ and ‘otherworldly’ as the one provided by this app still has a corollary in the analog realm.

“The Lord Dufferin” – My favourite building in Liberty Village with the TiltShift Generator treatment


Previous installments of my infatuation with The Lord Dufferin apartments can be seen at the following links:

"He Don't Live Here No More"
May 10th, 2010

"Making A Connection"
May 11th, 2010

Eat your heart out Liberty Village B.I.A.

“They Look So Cute!” – Boring parking lot made interesting with TiltShift Generator – Miniature Faking App, Liberty Village, Toronto


Well, The Daily Mobile celebrated it’s 2nd Anniversary this past Thursday, and today we celebrate another milestone: the first TDM post to feature an image taken and/or altered by an app.

Ever since I saw the regatta scene in The Social Network I’ve been in love with this digital effects version of the view camera’s ability to tilt and shift the focal plane and severely distort the logic of a shot’s perspective.

The result: miniature faking. A mind-teasing effect that when used with subject matter shot at a high angle makes the world look like it’s a model train set; and can help make even the most banal subject matter visually stimulating.

TiltShift Generator is available in the iTunes App Store as a free and paid app.