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April 12, 2021


Christian Kleiman’s Workflow

The Making-Of Tiny Planets

Nowadays you can create a Tiny Planet as easy as taking one shot from a pocket camera or even with your phone if you have the right App.


Far from this, my process for the creation of Tiny Planets is a bit more sophisticated as my artwork lays in front of many hours/days of devotion and commitment to create a piece of art that reflects my passion.


Here is how.


The Photo-Shoot

@ Tasman, New Zealand

@ Tasman, New Zealand

@ Qalito Island. Fiji Islands

@ Qalito Island. Fiji Islands

@ Sierra Helada. Costa Blanca, Spain

@ Sierra Helada. Costa Blanca, Spain

4 stops on a 360 rotating head.


4 bracketed shots of 3 exposures at each stop, resulting in 12 raw photos which come with me back to my workshop.


The Post-Processing

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Blending of the 3 exposures in order to get the master image.

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Stitching of the 4 master images.

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Removal of tripod footprint and other disturbances.

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Many hours of dedication in removing distractions and cleaning dirty streets which are always full of chewing gums, cigarette butts, and unfinished road works.

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As well as removing many people and cars out of the scene in order to highlight the architecture’s cityscape.

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Final Outcome - The 360 Panoramic Image.

Notre Dame Cathedral - Pont au Double

Bending the 360 Panorama into a Tiny Planet.

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Here is where I play with the settings until I get the desired transformation.

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Final Retouching. Exposure, Highlights, Darks, Contrast, etc...

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The Tiny Planet

Tribute

Tribute

TITLE:
Tribute

DESCRIPTION:
Notre-Dame is no longer up to its past after the terrible fire it suffered on April 2019.
However, the meridian starting from the edge of the Quartier Latin, crossing the Pont -au-Double, continuing along rue d’Arcole and loosing its sight at a point of light up to the bridge with the same name, transforms that nostalgia into strength.
Let's take that feeling as an impulse to move forward and a motivation to learn, question and, therefore, grow.
Tiny Planet of Notre Dame de Paris.

LOCATION:
Notre Dame Cathedral - Pont au Double. Paris, France
2019 © Christian Kleiman

➡️ CLICK HERE TO VIEW 360º VR PANO PHOTO.

➡️ CLICK HERE TO VIEW HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO.

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