So this is my first attempt at a tilt-shift image. Not the most ideal setting, but kinda works. If you are not familiar with what tilt-shift is, it is a photographic style that manipulates focus to imitate a miniature scene from a full size scene. In the image below i think the scene as a whole kinda looks like a model with little fake trees on the perimeter and little fake cows. This was taken in Central CA from atop a hill. Gorgeous countryside.

Anyways – check out tilt-shift in general and tell me what you think in the comments. I will be trying to find better settings in the future. Clicking on the image twice for full size gives the best perspective.

Tilt Shift


5 thoughts on “Tilt-Shift?

  1. Gabriel August 20, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    It kinda works… but it needs something in the foreground, like a truck or car or cow, to kick it off. Without that, at first look, it appears like fabric. I’ve only seen this effect as part of the camera’s settings, is there a way to do it manually?

    • Andy Buckner August 20, 2013 / 10:37 pm

      I agree, it does need something more to add some more scale. You can do this with specialty tilt-shift lenses or you can create the effect in Photoshop, which is what I did.

      • Gabriel August 20, 2013 / 11:09 pm

        I’ve been shooting with a Canon SX240HS for the past year, tilt-shift is one of the features… I don’t have an opportunity to use it a lot, but I love the way it turns trucks and people into toys — it’s like looking at those little army men.

  2. Anonymous August 21, 2013 / 6:29 am

    Hi. I like it, a scene within a scene. I think on other pictures it can be very dramatic. Can’t wait to see what you do next.

  3. RB August 21, 2013 / 7:13 am

    Looks a little like a painting.

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