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Tilt-Shift photography is the technique of using selective focus. This is used to reduce the magnitude of large size photos to make it into miniature models. One moves the lens adjacent to the plane of the image in the shift phase while moving the lens through an angle to that of the image plane is termed as tilt.

During the tilt step, a large aperture is used so as to obtain a shallow depth of the field under focus. The ultimate aim is to tilt the lens so that only a small portion of the larger perspective is under focus. In some cases the lens might be rotated in an axis parallel to that of the film. In this case it is termed as the shift as mentioned above.

With the help of a view camera it is easy to achieve tilt and shift. Most view cameras enable you to adjust the lens and camera to increase or decrease the point of focus. A tilt shift lens which is also known as the perspective control lens is often used with a medium format camera which might have as much freedom as a view camera. Further in a medium or a small format camera even with the help of a perspective control lens you may not be able to achieve a lot of range.

A short focus Perspective control lens is used in architecture planning, while longer focus lenses are used in landscape modeling and close up shots. The Perspective control lens has an image circle that is unarguably larger than most other lenses enabling it to cover the entire image area. The film is usually large and lens movements are restricted. This ensures that one cannot shift the image area to outside of the image circle.

There are several Perspective control lens including the ones by Nikon and PC Nikkor both of which were used in SLR lenses. SLR cameras are very good for tilt-shift photography. The SLR lens gives you a great alternative for enabling tilt and swing in the cameras. The design behind the SLR lens is quite simple and thus it results in a curvature of the field of focus. The sharpest area of focus is near the axis.

With the same theory of tilt photography you can achieve selective focus. This is the process emphasizing on a part of the photograph while delimiting the resolution of the other parts of the age. The use of selective focus as discussed above is used primarily for faking scenes as miniature things.

In the era of digital processing it is not a difficult proposition to do miniature faking with the aid of a tool like Photoshop!!

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24 Responses to “85+ BreathTaking Tilt-Shift Photography and Resources”

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  2. Awesome work gathering those photos. Have seen a couple of them around the web, but I`m impressed every time I see them. Congrats.

  3. Great collection of photos and resources. Thank you!

  4. really inspiring photographs.

  5. I find tilt shift photography quite over done these days but this post reassures me there is still people out there doing amazing things. I wonder how many are actually shooting with a dedicated tilt shift lens or are doing the effect in Photoshop?

    Great post.

    • As you can see, I have separated fake Tilt shift photographs from the real ones which are taken with dedicated tilt shift lens. Even if people fake images using photoshop, they wont get that tilt-shift effect what a dedicated lens can give.

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  7. nice collection of images thanx to share these pics

  8. Great collection of pics I like them all Thanks for sharing

  9. Dang, is this real? its really pretty!;]

  10. Really? There were probably just six photos here that didn’t look completely awful. Most of the subjects in the photos didn’t look like miniatures, most looked like someone rubbed oil on the top and bottom thirds of their lenses! Tilt-shift is way overdone and trite these days, but at least post some good ones!

  11. Awesome collection of mini photos :) thanks

  12. damn.. it’s very very nice pic.. an the best shoot i ever knew.. it’s really inspiring me.. awesome.. :)

  13. Titl shift is not just about making things look like miniatures, a look which, at this point, is really tiresome. Check out some of the examples in architectural photography–what will stay with us after this miniature phase becomes pass√©.

  14. very cool….some of them really make you look hard….hahaha thanks for this great collection

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  16. photographs are really awosmes….. plz tell me about the tilt shift photography. how can i take this types of photography

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  18. well i was searching photos on google.. the first thing i saw was the yellow cat.. i thought its a toy.. its just WOW!! i love ur work

  19. Interesting use of selective focus and some great results in the photographs presented. These examples make the viewer focus more on the subjects photographed due to the ’tilt’ technique employed.


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