20.10.10

Mini-Europe

Boats
Well, not quite, but almost.  Have you ever tried tilt-shift photography?  I had no idea what it was until last weekend when I look up this tutorial on how to do it.  The editing is a little bit fiddly at first and I think there's a skill in finding the right photos for the effect - it works much better when you have a photo shot from above.  But once you get the hang of it, it's a little more-ish.  I spent way too long searching through my archives for appropriate photos to "make mini".

If you need something else to add to the list of things that keep you glued to the computer screen then this is for you.  I promise an evening will disappear before you've had time to admire the cuteness of your miniature world!

Flickr Group for inspiration : Tilt-Shift Miniature Fakes
And link to a Tilt-Shift Maker: tiltshiftmaker.com
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23 comments:

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

That is so cool and what a fun photography trick...looks like you've got it down!

Liesl :)

Franca said...

Hi, i found you via Rhianne, i love your blog! I did a post about tilt-shift stuff the other day ( http://www.oranges-and-apples.com/2010/10/tilt-shift-van-gogh-paintings.html ) but i haven't tried it myself yet! Your attempts look amazing!

Franca

p.s. ich bin Deutsche, wenn du mit mir Deutsch ueben willst!

Kristina said...

Looks pretty cool! I was thinking about trying this for long now, but never seem to have enough time to simply sit down and do it! maybe tonight?
Viele Gruesse, Kristina

justine said...

I will watch the tutorial as I have always wanted to do this, thanks so much

Satakieli said...

Awesome! I used to love doing this sort of thing a lot in college, my friends and I would climb up to high places to take photos of the city so that we could miniaturize them! I haven't done it in an age, we have a lot of mountains where I live now so I should probably give it a go again :)

Krystal said...

oh....my goodness. I've always been so curious about this and thought I need a lens for it. Silly me, of course there would be a way to do it on the internet! There goes my evening tonight :) thanks for the intro!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Those look so cool and I was always wondering how to get that effect:)
Kisses,sweetie


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Kelly said...

Wow! What a neat effect! Love it.

Little Bear Stories said...

wow i love it! it looks so cool and interesting, slightly scary in some ways! xx

Jamie said...

Seriously - so cool! When I first saw the photos (before I read the text) I thought you'd been to a museum of minitures and taken photos there.

Arti said...

A very informative post for me as I take loads of pics during my travels.. Thank you.

Ashley Sisk said...

I was so going to post something on tilt shift in the next week or so...I just got a lens baby and I'm trying to figure out how to use it appropriately.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, this photography is amazing!! Maybe it's about time I brush up on my camera skills :-)

xo

M.M.E. said...

These are so cool! I ran down the hallway to get my boyfriend (who's receiving an MFA in Photography) and said, "Did you know you can do this?!" He just shrugged and said, "Yeah." But I'm still excited!

Brandi said...

I can't wait to try this!

Anika said...

These are adorable. I love the mini! Will have to try...

Monique said...

These photos are beautiful. I love this effect.

CaliforniaCandy said...

They look awesome! Worth the effort!

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styleforlife said...

Really fun, great post and effect!! Happy to find your blog!
xx Emily from EL Vintage

Karli said...

This is so cool! One of my flickr faves just did that, and I've been wanting to try it ever since. I think I'm a little intimidated by all the steps. Yours is perfection! :-)

. said...

I've given the maker a go, but never tried the real thing. I really like the effect when it's done on the right photo.

Punctuation Mark said...

this is such a cool effect... love what you were able to achive with it!!!

Flo said...

It's so fun ! I loooooooove !