Tilt-shift lenses can make whole cities look like desktop miniatures through some amazing optical trickery. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of them up in space, but it hasn’t stopped some cosmic creatives from trying to mimic the effect on photos taken by NASA, ESO, and other space research groups.
It’s amazing what a change of perspective can do—and in this case, a simple camera perspective trick transforms a huge Tokyo airport into an tiny toys set fit for a playroom.
The Universe is an incredible place that defies belief. We take it for granted because the distances and scale is so alien to our little tiny pale blue dot that our brains can't even process them. Maybe that's why Italian artist St. Tesla turns galaxies and nebulae into tiny precious jewels.
Tilt-shift photography wasn't invented to transform real world scenes into small scale models, but who's complaining? Here are 15 faked miniatures, by you.
Tilt-shift photography originated with large, billowing lenses to capture the proportions of architecture. Today, its often used to blur parts of a frame and make the world appear in miniature. However you use it, for this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll photograph in tilt-shift.
These images look like miniature models of familiar galaxies and nebulae, the grand structures of space made small. But they are in fact real pieces of space porn digitally manipulated to look like tilt-shift photographs.
Tilt-shift videos use focus to trick viewers into thinking they are seeing tiny miniatures in motion rather than full-scale reality. This extraordinary work by Keith Loutit found by PetaPixel pushes the envelope even more and, for the first time ever, it animates the camera focus with quite surreal results.
If there's any photography effect that's more fun to look at than the time-lapse, it's tilt-shift photography, the camera trick that makes a normal real-life scene look like it's actually built out of miniatures. But the coolest effect is a mix of the two, like in this tilt-shift time-lapse of Melbourne, Australia…
I love this photo of the USS John C. Stennis nuclear supercarrier. It looks like a tiny model thanks to the F-18's exhaust fumes, which distort the air above part of the deck and turns the image into a bit of a tilt-shift photo.
Tilt-shift photography is cool, if painfully hip. While there are plenty of ways to give it a go, if you're particularly cheap or like a challenge, you can always hack your DSLR to achieve the tilt-shift effect.
I've always wanted to see Chicago. I just haven't had the chance yet. This gorgeous tilt-shift time-lapse of the city, taken by WGN TV, is more proof that I need to go. I will have your deep dish pizza.
Take your Instagram hexes and throw them in the TRASH! Just kidding, Instagram, we still love you. But why mess with pixel fakery when you could make rad tilt-shift photos with a rad tilt-shift camera? That's right: dedicated hardware distortion.
http://viddler.com/v/ iPhone photo apps these days have some sort of setting for "tilt shift," the popular photographic effect that makes scenes look like elaborate (and adorable) sets of miniature models. TiltShift Generator actually lets you control the miniature-making parameters.
Giant music festivals are awesome, but wouldn't it be nice if you could just hover above without any of the packing or mud-caked feet? This tilt-shifted video gives a stellar vantage point, and makes it all look so damn cute.
While Van Gogh was an Impressionist painter, I've always found his artwork to be pretty surreal, with his daub-paint effect warping landscapes. Artist Serena Malyon bent their reality even more, adding tilt-shift photography effects to 16 of his popular works.
Disney World is essentially one big toy model, so in many cases, its miniaturization through the magic of tilt-shift photography ironically looks more natural than actually being there. As as pile of trinkets, Disney World actually seems pretty normal. [TechEBlog]
After professional photographer Alex Dejong lost his sight three years ago, he thought his days of taking and editing photos was over. But the iPhone 3GS's VoiceOver feature, plus a few key apps, has given some of his abilities back.
Tilt-shift photography, the popular but fashionable method of making big objects look like tiny models, is now on the iPhone. That's good for pretty much everyone who isn't planning their innovative tilt-shift art show.