Tilt-Shift Photography – Beautiful Examples, Tutorials and More

Tilt-shift photography is a method of photography that utilizes tilt-shift lenses to overcome the restrictions of depth of field and perspective that normal lenses provide.

A tilt-shift lens allows for the rotation of lens against the image plane (tilt), as well as the movement of lens along the image plane (shift). By applying Scheimpflug principle, tilt-shift photography is able to obtain a very shallow depth of field using tilt and a large aperture.

Tilt-shift miniature faking is one of the most popular applications of tilt-shift photography. This is a process in which a photographer manipulates the angle of a tilt-shift lens to distort the focus of a scene to be captured by the camera, thereby creating an illusionary depth of field usually produced by macro lenses.

This makes the particular scene appear smaller than it truly is.

Due to the popularity of tilt-shift miniature faking, it is often misunderstood to be synonymous with the tilt-shift photography method itself. In reality, there are other effects that can be achieved from this method.

For instance, tilt-shifting is widely used to capture architectural scenes because of its unique ability to remove perspective in photos and manipulate the plane of focus.

We present here 60 cool examples of tilt-shift photography for your reference.

Tilt-Shift Photography

Nakayan’s tilt-shift Tokyo by pinboke_planet

Nakayan's tilt-shift Tokyo

Nakayan's tilt-shift Tokyo

Nakayan's tilt-shift Tokyo

Nakayan's tilt-shift Tokyo

Nakayan's tilt-shift Tokyo

Nakayan's tilt-shift Tokyo

Eiffel Tilt-Shift II by ArnarBi

Eiffel Tilt-Shift II

Oregon State Beavers Tilt-Shift Miniature by wikipedia.com

Oregon State Beavers Tilt-Shift Miniature

Mini-cars on a mini-street by nahadef

Mini-cars on a mini-street

Miniature living room by countlazarus

Miniature living room

Cleveland Clinic Miniature by House Photography

Cleveland Clinic Miniature

Tilt-shift house by pernillep

Tilt-shift house

School Walk by hello hayley

School Walk

Dirt bikes race start by wakeboy

Dirt bikes race start

New York City Miniature by Daniele Pesaresi

New York City Miniature

Real world in miniature: Construction site by Super tourist

Real world in miniature: Construction site

Street in Downtown LA by CFrancisco

Street in Downtown LA

Small Worlds at the Technisches Museum Vienna by bre pettis

Small Worlds at the Technisches Museum Vienna

Tilt Loader by entropy462

Tilt Loader

Real Macro by deMiguel

Real Macro

Landschaft30 by Matthias Focks

Landschaft30

Landschaft30

Landschaft30

Landschaft30

Landschaft30

Mini Traffic by Studio Skitz

Mini Traffic

Mini Traffic

Toy train by rolohauck

Toy train

Two-Bump by cityshrinker

Two-Bump

Kid’s store by Stevo Arnold

Kid's store

Clock tower by Rolo Hauck

Clock tower

Houses on a slope by mcsixth

Houses on a slope

Canal Grande by jjjohn

Canal Grande

Canal Grande

River boat on the Mississippi by djnekokittie

River boat on the Mississippi

Tilt Shift – Puente del Inca, Mendoza, Argentina by Al Zuwaga

Tilt Shift - Puente del Inca, Mendoza, Argentina

Vegas mini six by californiabirdy

Vegas mini six

Tilt-shift – Jhongjhu Port by Yueh-Hua

Tilt-shift - Jhongjhu Port

Old city hall by wvs

Old city hall

Peering into the Miniascape by rawheadrex

Peering into the Miniascape

The Corniche in Muscat Oman by Eric Lafforgue

The Corniche in Muscat Oman

Southern Cross Station by JamesD Photography

Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station

Small houses by Ho Nim

Small houses

serralves 08 by ronyjux

serralves 08

serralves 08

serralves 08

serralves 08

Harvard Book Store by Carmel Kozlov

Harvard Book Store

Man in the woods by Cheapshooter.com

Man in the woods

Man in the woods

Tilt-shift lenses (D.I.Y)

tild-shift- lenses

Not surprisingly, tilt-shift lenses can be quite expensive, costing $1000 and above. Here are some alternative methods you can go for:

Tilt-Shift With Adobe Photoshop

If tilt-shift lens is not within your budget at this time, how about some Photoshopping to get your photo to look really tilt-shifted.

tilt shift with photoshop

Further Readings on Tilt-Shift Photography

Here are some other articles and links about tilf-shifting photography you might be interested in:

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