| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments 

We’ve been experimenting with tilt shift for a while now.

Tilt-shift photography is basically using  your camera to make the photo taken seem miniature.

You could spend hours with camera movements,  selective focus, shallow depth of field, a tilt-shift lens, rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, “tilt”, movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, shift

Or you can try the cheats way and use this website. Tiltshiftmaker, a free and powerful site.

It makes the whole process easier, however you still need the right type of photo to get a decent effect.

Start with stills, and you may be able to take the next step in to motion minis.

Sam O’Hare’s miniature New York is true delight, whilst A Day in the life of Disney is another lovely example of making a mini-world film.

You don’t have to use tiltshift on a large scale image. It can focus attention within close up shots.

Keith Loutit’s “Small Worlds” are classic examples of the tiltshift genre. A File Magazine article features much of Keith’s work, with links to some of the films too.

A good film about Vincent Laforet photographing sporting events and then using tiltshift to turn great athletes into tiny models!

Talking of Vincent, have a peak at Van Gogh’s art after the tiltshift treatment.

Smashing Magazine has one of the best collection of Tiltshift photographs, and the Behance Network‘s gallery Little Lands is well worth a peek. There are many examples on Flickr.

A pretty detailed description of how to do Tiltshift “for real” can be found at the Cambridge in Colour website. However, as well as Tiltshiftmaker, you could also try the slightly more detailed Art and Mobile Tiltshift Generator which is now also available for the iPhone.

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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