Urban Lights Portraits

Have you seen the Tim Burton exhibition at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)? When I was visiting my little sis we endured through traffic from Long Beach to go check it out. Yes admission seems a little pricey at $20 but there is just so much to see! We were there for a good 4 hours…

There were other exhibitions at the museum we were really interested in, especially the California Design one, but we first went into the Tim Burton one. The exhibition covers a broad view of his career, showing clips, models, and drawings from his obscure 1982 TV interpretation of Hansel and Gretel (that was a surprise!) to his most recent efforts.

They didn’t allow photography inside the exhibition so I don’t have any to share here, but we spent a lot of time outside as well at the magnificent Chris Burden Urban Light forest.

I played a lot with freelensing technique to create the tilt-shift effect without actually using a tilt-shift lens. Check out an article on the subject at the fabulous Photojojo if you’re interested in learning more!

All of the freelensed photos were shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with the 24-105mm f/4L lens.

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