Tilt-shift Photography

The olympics just ended in London and without cable at home I was mostly crawling around news sites online to get my olympics fix. I was excited to find that beyond the typical and very excellent sports photography inundating papers and blogs, there were a few more artistic styles being popularized by photographers. One of them was Tilt-shift Photography or Miniature Faking. While true tilt-shift photography requires special equipment, it is possible to replicate the effect with digital post-processing. I decided to try my hand with a few photos from my trip to Europe.

The effect works best on pictures taken from long range from a high vantage point and unfortunately, I wasn’t taking a lot of those during my trip. But take a look at a few of my efforts and let me know what you think.

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