Tilt Shift Photography for Spectacular Miniature Effect

Technique that involves use of a selective tilt and focus movements using small and medium size format cameras

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Also known as "Miniature" effect, it produces a result very dear to any pictures taken with wide field of view simulating a real scale model of miniatures. This is known technically as Tilt Shift.
In photography, Tilt-Shift refers to the use of a technique that involves use of a selective tilt and focus movements using small and medium size format cameras.
In photography, Tilt-Shift refers to the use of a technique that involves use of a selective tilt and focus movements using small and medium size format cameras. The effect consists drastically reducing the depth of field of a picture. Thus, we get the pictures that seem like scale models, especially when photos are taken from an elevated viewpoint or, better yet, with aerial views of an area.
Feel like a God with a toy world!

Miniaturizing the world

Some examples of real photographs of moments and events taken with Tilt Shift effect. They aren't scale models!

Why don't you try it? Here are three interesting resources for you

It's not hard to do. Try editing a photograph to get this curious effect. We'll help you by showing you these resources: firstly, if you dare, you can try with this photoshop tutorial, or just apply the Photoshop action that we link to below.

  • Comparative images: On the left, the original. On the right, tilt-shifted. The original image used in this tutorial is released under a Creative Commons licence by Flickr member: articnomad.

  • Cubic-bezier

    Tutorial thumbnail: Ten steps to do it

  • Photoshop Tutorial
  • Photoshop Action

TiltShift Generator
If you don't want concerns also you can serve yourself of this web app: TiltShift Generator is a web service developed by Takayuki Fukatsu that adds cool camera effect to your picture on the fly.
Tilt-Shift Online App
http://labs.artandmobile.com/tiltshift/

There's even an app for iPhone!

  • TiltShift, by Michael Krause

    TiltShift, by Michael Krause
    Tilt Shift App for iPhone and iPad transforms a scene into a miniature world. This application simulates a tilt-shift lens that tricks your mind into seeing a photo as a miniature scene like a model railroad for example.
  • TiltShift Generator - Fake Miniature, By Art & Mobile

    TiltShift Generator - Fake Miniature, By Art & Mobile
    TiltShiftGen enables you to control perfect lens blur and color effects! Best App Ever Award's Best Photo Manipulation App Second Place.
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