Tilt-Shift Photography

I discovered tilt-shift photography a few month ago on one of my regular haunts, the MacRumors.com forums. Someone had posted a video of what looked like stop motion model animation, but was of real life subjects. The video is amazing and well worth watching.

It was shortly after finding this that I went out and bought a nikon D40…

Disclaimer, none of these are mine (although they are hosted on my website, bandwidth theft is bad, mmmkay), click on the picture to go to the source I got it from.


inca temple

car park


busy street



As far as I know, the method involves either using a dismantled lens, an expensive/special lens, or photoshop/the gimp. The trick seems to be to reduce the depth of field, so the foreground and background are out of focus, as if you were using a macro lens very close to the subject, while actually using a wide lens at a distance (and preferably from a height).
There are hundreds of examples on the internet, I’m off to google some more of them.

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  1. […] term referrer, and five times more popular than Mr Lee). The post you all seem to be after is here and the picture is here. It’s not even my picture! Just one I linked to on […]

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