Tilt-shift is a type of photography wherein the subjects of the photo look like scale models. This is achieved by using tilt-shift lenses or by photo manipulation of the image (fake miniature) using a photo processing software like Photoshop. In tilt-shift miniature faking, the subject is shoot throughout the focal range. It means that the background, foreground and the middle are all in focus or almost near to it. After which the photo is edited in Photoshop or a similar software with some parts of the image selectively blurred to achieve the effect.
For those miniature photos taken with the use of tilt-shift lenses on the hand, the effect is the result of selective focusing. By rotating (tilting) the lens of the camera relative to the image plane, and the accompanying movement (shift) of the lens parallel to the image, you can control the appearance of some of the areas of your subject. Hence, some parts of our photo appear blurred while some are sharp.
In this article, we are sharing with you some amazing examples tilt-shift photography that you can use as inspiration. You can find here photos captured using tilt-shift lenses as well as those which are edited to achieve a fake miniature effect. In photography parlance, fake miniature effect cannot actually be called as tilt-shift photography as shift, is actually seldom involved in this technique and it has nothing to do with the effect produced. Nevertheless, we deem it necessary to include the fake miniature effect for the sake of differentiation and also to touch on the these two types of photography at once. Nevertheless, they have more or less the same visual effect. Take a look here and enjoy!
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