Tilt Shifting

Have you ever heard of Tilt Shift? I hadn’t until I got interested in how bloggers can make some photos appear like miniatures, such as this of Columbus Circle in New York City.

Columbus Circle NYC fake tilt-shift
(image by “avhell” on Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Here is my first attempt. I know that it is kind of rough.

Tilt Shift Exp 2

Basically it is an optical illusion created by blurring the edges of the photograph. It can be done via a special lens or various software. It seems to work better on photographs with an above ground perspective.

It is an interesting effect. Have you ever tried it?

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15 thoughts on “Tilt Shifting

  1. Sylvia K

    What a neat effect! I really like it. Would love to try it myself, but I’m still so new at photography that I’m doing well to get a decent capture to begin with!! Enjoy your day!


  2. DrillerAA09

    Never heard of it until just now. I can see how the viewing angle makes a big difference in the results. I think I may have to try this out soon. Thanks for sharing.

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