In today’s inspiration roundup, we’re taking a look at a specific and fascinating type of photography; tilt-shift. This technique of making everyday objects and settings seem like tiny “miniatures” is a great theme to explore, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to give it a try yourself!
What is Tilt-Shift?
Without going too deep into technical principles, tilt-shift mostly is a process in which photographs of real life objects are manipulated in such a way that they look like photographs of small miniatures. This can be either done in post processing, or through the use of specialized lenses. As you’d expect, ideal images are usually produced with a specific lens, but Photoshop lets you experiment with greater ease.
Today we’re showcasing a huge collection of inspiring tilt-shift photographs. The collection mostly consists of images captured with tilt shift lenses, but we have also included some Photoshopped images to showcase the digital artist’s skill of accurately simulating depth of field. Feel free to share your own work inspired from this post in the comments below!