Nov 12, 2009

What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

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Tilt-Shift photography is a technique often used to create that miniature scene feel. You know that feeling [of superiority] when you’re…playing with micro-machines, or holding those tiny bottles of liquor, or reading Gulliver’s Travels? Well tilt-shift photography can achieve that look with life-size locations and/or objects through the use of special lenses and camera movements; or you can fake it using Adobe Photoshop.

Below is a collection of images and videos using this popular technique. It can make photographs very interesting and visually stunning, but like all techniques, can be overdone and over-stylized (e.g., lens flares and HDR photography).

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Photograph by Vincent Laforet

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Photograph by Pattagon

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Photograph by Ben Thomas

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Photograph by therealjasonruff

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Photograph by B Tal

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Photograph by ArnarBi

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Photograph by Wakeboy

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Photograph by Carmel Kozlov

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Photograph by baldheretic

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Photograph by baldheretic

For a great step-by-step guide to achieving the tilt-shift photography effect in Photoshop, Click Here
For a rather technical explanation of tilt-shift photography and how to achieve the effect using special lenses and camera movements, Click Here
For some more great examples of tilt-shift photography, Click Here and Here








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