Tilt-shift is one of those fantastic photographic effects that makes you look twice, especially when it’s used effectively to create “fake miniature” scenes.
We found 10 excellent examples of tilt-shift images from talented photographers around the world. Interestingly, the pics that caught our eye have all used tilt-shift in different ways, whether it’s through the use of a special lens, applying an app or digitally creating the effect in post-processing.
1. Tilt-Shift Football by PJ from UK
Taken from the top of the Eiffel Tower, this tilt-shift soccer study has an unreal feel due to the long shadows.
image. flickr PJ FROM UK
2. Tilt-Shift Tree at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden by David Panich
David Panich modestly says he was “just having some fun with Photoshop.” The unmasked tree stands out brilliantly against the blurred background.
image. flickr: © 2009 DAVID PANICH
3. Maqueta by Pikonasso
Stunning scenery and an impressive ship make for a striking tilt-shift pic.
4. The Ocean by Rich Byham
This summery shot of surfers in Bournemouth, UK, has a gorgeous golden tone and a spectacularly shallow depth of field.
Image: FLICKR, RICH BYHAM
5. S9 by Johnston Sans
Converging lines make this an arresting image, while the tiny figure of the train conductor gives it a dose of unreality.
Image: FLICKR, JOHNSTON SANS
6. Santorini Sundeck by Kaliseviltwin
Mediterranean blues and cool whites combine in this image, and the focus on the deck chairs makes them look almost out of place.
Image: FLICKR, KALISEVILTWIN
7. Philophobia by Nuno Caldeira
This is a stunning vista on its own, but the clever use of some Lensbaby optics make it extraordinary.
Image: FLICKR, NUNO CALDEIRA
8. Fishing Boats by SantiMB
Snapped in Asturias, Spain, the colorful fishing boats and deep blue sea pop against the scenic backdrop.
Image: FLICKR, SANTIMB
9. Tilt-Shift Bridge by Mach
This unusual tilt-shift perspective works wonders in creating a toy bridge.
Image: FLICKR, MACH
10. Tilt-Shift Chicago Skyline by Spencer D Hughes
Tilt-shift cityscapes are plentiful, but we love the selective focus around the tallest towers in this eye-catching image.
Image: FLICKR, SPENCER D HUGHES
11.Vatican by zpecter
Made the tilt shift from stock images
Image: by zpecter
12.F1 Racing 2008 by MowCroft
Formula 1 Mexico 2008, BMW-Sauber
Image: by MowCroft