Like so many new fun photography toys, I found out about TiltShift tool through Flickr… and it sent me on a search to learn more about this photography technique. I learned about this new *free* tool that you can use to play with your digital photographs.
Miniature faking is a post-processing technique, which involves selectively blurring a photo to simulate the narrow depth of field found in macro photography and some tilt-shift photography, making the image appear to be of a miniature model.
So, I was dying to try it! I looked through my 5000+ photos on Flickr and identified a few that would utilize the technique best… here are my results!
[from this original photo] I took this photo last summer – children playing in a public fountain in the city. I love the way the TiltShift Maker brings out the colors and also adds that steamy haze effect on the ground – just like a hot summer day!
[original photo] – Central Park, New York – Horse Race! I took this last spring (a year ago tomorrow, actually) and I love the way the horses look with the TiltShift.
More TiltShifts from my photographs:
original photo – Embarcadero, San Francisco, 2008
original photo – Capoeira, 2008
original photo – Lima, Peru 2007
As you can see, it is a great way to *punch* up some of your photos with colors and the small focus. There is a small guide to choosing the best type of photos to tilt shift on the website.
If you decide to play with this tool, let me know! You can drop me a line, or link back to this post (my blog software will et me know that you linked to me!) and I can come over and see
ETA: Okay, I am so addicted… I made more!