I liked how this Cinematic turned out the streets of San Francisco, from the gesture of the couple to the hot dog vendor fulfilling an order. It has that wide-angle sweep that really puts the viewer into the frame. I created this in Union Square, an upscale park and shopping district in the heart of downtown.
I found making Cinematics a hit or miss proposition, mainly because I don’t see the entire frame when I shoot the photo. For landscapes with not much movement, the effect is easier to achieve. But for street photographs, getting unintended extraneous details makes or breaks the image. Here, I never saw the hot dog vendor, but including him adds that extra dimension, as does the counter balancing man going up the stairs.
If I continue with these Cinematics, perhaps I’ll get a lot better at seeing the entire scene with my eyes and only roughly framing with the rear LCD. I only see about 75% of the frame anyway, so the LCD is truly an approximation.
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