Tilt-shift examples

Aug 26 2010 - 3 Comments

By showing me some of the attempts he had made, Riccardo Braccini of the Aviopress team, recently introduced me to the tilt-shift post-precessing using Photoshop, to turn normal pictures in diorama-like images.

“Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of a photo-editing software to simulate the shallow depth of field (as if produced optically by a lens) in a close-up picture of a model. The term “Tilt-shift” derives from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

Here are a few attempts made by following the simple tutorials that can be found on the Internet. I have used the following ones:
http://www.visualphotoguide.com/tilt-shift-photoshop-tutorial-how-to-make-fake-miniature-scenes/
http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php

You may also follow this video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1kVwFYZwHE

Obviously, you will need some time to tune your skill, but since your first attempts you will be able to produce model-like pictures.

The below ones (far from being perfect), took only a few minutes.


  • travelforaircraft

    Tilt-shft photography is fun and useful. You mentioned using software to achieve the effect of producing a diorama-like image, which is great fun.

    I use a tilt-shift lens for when I’m photographing buildings to enhance depth of field and reduce convergence.

    Because tilt-shift imaging manipulates depth of field it can be used in one of two directions — enhance or reduce the effects :)

    Riccardo Braccini does great work, though, doesn’t he?

    Thanks for this posting.

  • Pierpaolo

    the first shot is absolutely superb, I was sure it was a model and you know I have seen more than a model n my life!

    • Thank you Paolo,
      since you have made thousands models, my “tilt-shifted” A319 must be much realistic!!
      Ciao
      David