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Tilt-Shift

From Wikipedia: Tilt-shift miniature faking is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. By distorting the focus of the photo, the artist simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is. Many miniature faked photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature.

9 responses

  1. plainmama

    This is awesome! It looks like a scene you would see by a little girl’s dollhouse. So how do you “simulate the shallow depth of field”? By altering the angle you are shooting? I’m trying to picture how you do this. See I told you, you are master of the macro!

    22. August, 2008 at 05:47

  2. dalia

    this is really cool!!! It does look like a miniature doll house!

    22. August, 2008 at 06:25

  3. This is totally fake! 😀 It’s actually a mall in Hollywood, CA… pretty sure I used my kit lens for this. I don’t have a tilt-shift lens, but yesterday I learned how to fake the effect.
    The before and after are on flickr (see link in sidebar).
    Here is a tutorial for Photoshop, that I was able to figure out for PSP.
    http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php

    22. August, 2008 at 07:37

  4. doreen3boys

    Oh, this is wild! Never heard of tilt shift before (hmmm, where’s the tilt key?, lol!) Ok, guess I’ll have to check out the tutorial, lol!

    22. August, 2008 at 09:01

  5. Wanted to add that you can do a search on flickr for some really great (and really bad) examples.

    22. August, 2008 at 09:24

  6. Look at you with all your cool photography knowledge! I’ve never heard of this before.

    22. August, 2008 at 10:17

  7. I had never heard of this before either – until yesterday (thanks, Amber!)

    22. August, 2008 at 10:29

  8. aframeintime

    Wow, looks great!

    22. August, 2008 at 13:25

  9. This is very neat….. 🙂

    25. August, 2008 at 15:24

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