Project 33: Miniature Mode

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Joey Spadoni

Let’s just call a spade a spade – I was critical. An advanced filter to make objects appear toy-sized; why would I want to use that? For years, my Dad has been touting miniature mode, a camera feature that blurs the top and bottom of the frame, adds punchy colors and has a way of shrinking the content of the photograph. Gimmick, I’d call it, but then I actually gave it a chance…

I’ve posted the image before, a scene from Fenway Park on a hot August evening. I’d won a pair of coveted seats in the historic ballpark and treated my Dad to a fun evening of professional baseball. Of all the images I took that night, the one that endures just so happens to be a miniature mode shot. Ironic, really. Over the past year, I’ve dabbled with the creative filter, and I’ve really come around on it. Dad, maybe you were on to something…

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Joey Spadoni

And now my Dad’s photographs.

… yes, perhaps I was on to something. I have captured some really interesting shots through the years using this feature; sadly, though… none this past week. Just wasn’t in the right place at the right time, I guess. It’s best to be top down on a scene as it offers a nice diorama effect, which I rather enjoy. Over the past week, I was largely ground level. Figuratively and literally (choir loft shot as the lone exception).

Rey Spadoni
Rey Spadoni
Rey Spadoni

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