Is it real, or is it tilt shift?
In this case, it’s tilt shift—a photographic technique that is used to create special effects when taking a photo. During tilt shift photography, the camera lens is shifted and tilted at different angles to change the focus of the picture in unusual ways.
|The real photo.|
In particular, tilt shift photography can make real-life scenes look like miniatures, or models.
The photos on this page were made using TiltShiftMaker, a website that lets you upload a real photo and change it into one that looks like a model. Photos taken from above the subject yield the best results.
TiltShiftMaker lets you transform existing digital photos into cool miniature-style pictures, as on this page.
|Tilt shift does amazing things with aerial shots. |
This is downtown Winnipeg.
A shout-out to Confessions of a Train Geek, where I first learned about Tilt Shift.