Making Tilt Shifted “Miniatures”
A few months ago I heard about a nifty photography technique that uses post-processing to fake a very narrow and shallow depth of field, like the kind you get using a tilt shift.
Now a web application called TiltShift Maker lets you can make your own “minatures photo”. Here’s mine, of a street scene in Las Vegas:
You can see the original photo on Flickr.
My attempt is only so-so, but the effect can be quite dramatic with the right composition. Smashing Magazine offers 50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography as well as tilt-shifted videos. Wow.