Vincent Laforet

Posted by Scott

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After seeing his work in the new Canon promo video I decided to check out Vincent Laforet’s portfolio. He has some pretty amazing stuff up there, including some incredible high altitude shots that really put his subjects in a unique perspective. I also found his work with tilt-shift (last three shots above) to be quite refreshing for that genre. Judging from these shots this guy seems to just float around in some sort of blimp all day taking pictures. You can find more of his work at

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Grace says:

September 24, 2008 at 12:56 am

The bottom two look like models. It’s incredible. I love when photographers do something that I 1. can’t figure out how they did it, or 2. can’t stop looking at their images. I’m into it.


Scott says:

September 24, 2008 at 2:18 am

it’s called tilt-shift. basically it’s a lens with an extendable gasket on it that allows the lens to tilt. it makes portions of the image out of focus, which, as it turns out, tricks the human eye into thinking things are miniatures.


danny says:

September 24, 2008 at 2:27 am

ah yeah, makes perfect sense. i’d imagine that it has something to do with the fact that when we are focusing on things at a long distance, there is less depth of field. the tilt-shift in these photographs sort of creates a “fake” depth of field, and our minds are tricked into believing that we are seeing miniatures (which are normally seen up-close, with depth of field in play). hope that sounds as right as it does in my head ;)


Andrew says:

September 24, 2008 at 6:43 am

is that chicago in the third picture from the top? i feel embarrassed not knowing that since i live probably less than 5 miles where that photo was taken if that is indeed chicago.


Grace says:

September 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

Scott, I know what a tilt-shift is. ;p I’m lusting after the 24mm F3.5. I’m just marveling at his use of it and how he’s made “everyday” scenes look like toy versions of themselves.


Scott says:

September 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm

sorry! being too presumptuous. I thought you were referring to the technique in general.

according to his portfolio that shot is from New York