Usually I wouldn’t link to articles that I know are link bait but this one is so cool, I feel as though I have to share it. I’ve never heard of ‘Tilt Shift Photography‘ before but according to Smashing Magazine, it’s a technique where life sized objects appear as though they are at a miniature scaled size. To start taking photographs using this method, all you need to do is to shoot subjects from a high angle, especially if you can do this from in the air. Or, you can use a tilt-shift lens which provides a shallow depth of field.
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Please check out their list of 50 examples that have utilized the technique. It is hard for me to pick a favorite but the one with the firetrucks is awesome.
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This is funny. I use the tilt-shift lens to get MAXIMUM depth of field across a wide area. Also use it for ultra closeup photography to increase depth of field. When I saw the miniature criminal arc on CSI, I recognized the tilt-shift lens immediately. Opposite of my use!
@Lorelle – Heya Lorelle. DO you have a link to some photos you have taken which applies this tilt-shift technique but for the opposite result? I’d like to see what the other side looks like.
Wow, those photos look spectacular. I particularly like the ones of trains as they look just like photos of a model railway.
@Ryan – Hah, now that you mention it, they really do look like model railroads.