You may think you are viewing photos of miniature villages but these are in fact photos of real life. These photographs have been taken using the special art of tilt-shift photography. The effects can be produced by the use of camera movements on small and medium cameras. The name originates from the tilt-shift lens which is normally required to produce this effect optically.  The tilt refers to the rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane thus giving us the tilt effect and the shift is created by the movement of the lens plane which is parallel to the image plane without having to move the camera back to capture the whole image. The tilt controls the (PoF) plane of focus and makes that part of the image appear sharper and producing this model village look.

Tilt shift Effect – Barcelona – Lorenzo Baldini

Harpers Ferry Tlit Shift 1 v2 – CharlesWb

Melbourne City View – Punkdiva

Tilt Shift Bridge – Mach & Caz

Uppermill Tilt Shift – irwingcommand

Maid of the Mist Tilt Shift – Wonderdookie

Prague Tilt Shift 3 – Hombre-CZ

Tilt Shift – scaretrow

R.Porto Das Flores (testando tilt-shift) – Raplph Campos

Tilt-Shift-Cinqueterre – Yekim Natomol

Tilt Shift Effect Elephants – Lorenzo Baldini

Paulskirche Tilt Shift – Aschmitt

Tilt Shift Waterfall – Andrea KW

Tilt-Shift – Lashrasch

Tilt Shift Effect – Penguins – Lorenzo Baldini

Tilt Shift Trial – swiftgmoon

Tilt Shift 2nd Attempt – Drew_anywhere

Tilt-Shift – Pedrokrum

Tilt Shift Fun – DanielloPL

Tilt-Shift – JKC916

Eiffel Tilt Shift II – ArnarBI

Tilt-Shifted France – Arngaladh

Lindau Tilt-Shift – Gnarfield

Tilt-Shift – xonezx

Tilt-Shift Waterton – gm_pentaxfan

Tilt Shift Louvre – Alineas

Miniature Monsal – Lazlowoodbine2010

Lodeczki: Tilt-Shift – RiVANEL

Tilt-Shift Laghman Village2 – Ocedis

Tilt Shift Market Street – Reven

Tilt Shift Play 10 – Freedomisnow

Buildings… – LordXar

Tilt Shift Bruges – Tscheirl

Little Game – Pattagon

Tilt Shift Schiphol Airport – SEKart

Tilt Shift 1 – Yousef Askool

Tilt Shift Cottage – Sids1

Tilt-Shift Laghman Bridge – Ocedis

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41 Responses

  1. Carol
    May 28, 2011 - 12:42 AM

    These are awesome. Tilt shift photography is so fascinating. It makes the world seem so small…

  2. Ted Thompson
    May 28, 2011 - 03:41 PM

    Amazing images, so convincing. They just look like toy towns!

  3. Takumi
    May 30, 2011 - 04:06 AM

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