100+ Examples of Brilliant Tilt-Shift Photography

“Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital post processing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

100+ Examples of Brilliant Tilt-Shift Photography

There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Tilt-shift Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.

For those who don’t know what is “Tilt-shift” in terms of Photography then, “Tilt-shift” actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to change the line of sight while avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.

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113 Comments

  1. great collection

    thanks

  2. The focus fall of on some of these look like focus manipulation after the fact. As well there is one under a bridge where the overhead falls right in the path of focus and yet it is not in focus.

    Look cool but again another claim to ‘analog’ being significant. Has no one learned from Peter Lik’s lies?

  3. The objects there look like small toys ) very nice!

  4. Some of ‘em are amazing!

  5. Pretty cool, I will have to give a try at tilt-shift photography some day…

  6. WThese are really cool… are they “not” miniatures?… I need to investigate further… but so far, the concept is great and some look identical to a real miniature !! Hmmm… are we being deceived… :)) … I’m going back in…..

  7. Hermitbiker >> I felt the same with you. Some of the photo look like a toys to me

  8. What a great collection. I would love to know how to do this! Any links where I could learn how to do this type of photography / editing? Neat!

  9. I love photography! and these look great. I’m currently trying to find a realy good camera to take some pics myself… love this place :)!

  10. Was surprised to find my Qwest Field included here. WOW, such great company. Thank you!

  11. There are some disgusting, crude “fake” images here that fall dramatically short of the true tilt-shift effect. Why were these images included? Was it because the author was unable to distinguish true tilt-shift from these weak fake images, or because it was assumed the audience wouldn’t have the sophistication to notice? Way to totally ruin a piece about an otherwise interesting technique.

  12. If your going to make a tilt-shift set… make sure all of them are shoot with a tilt-shift lens and not photoshop manipulated. This does say photography in your title of the blog. It is one thing to change sharpness, contrast, crop or from color to b&w… but changing a non-tilt-shift lens shoot to a blurry photoshop mess just shows the inability for a large amount of people to call themselves photographers and really they should be calling themselves graphic design artists.

    You can easily tell the fakes too. First… Bleeding edges from photoshop blurring is really bad in some of the above photos. Second… Something in focus at the base of a vertical linear plane stays in focus or close to in focus (depending on angle)… not be the same blur as in the background (shows up a lot in towers or tall structure photos that a manipulated). It ain’t photography if it takes longer than 15mins to edit the photo in photoshop (except HDR). I would say 1 in 5 are fake for sure in this blog.

  13. ugh… a lot of these are fake tilt shift shots. yuck.

  14. For a great *music video* with tilt-shift: http://www.newagepiano.net/wocms.php?siteID=47&viewArtistID=187&viewVideoID=73 (#2 winner at the 2009 SL:MIMA).

  15. great pics, even some of them are noticeable.
    still, i enjoy it.

  16. I tend to judge the images by result more than the process, and find the ones I like are both fake and real.

  17. I’m currently trying to find a realy good camera to take some pics myself… love this place !

  18. How about some tilt-shifty stop-motion video: http://keithloutit.com/

  19. Thaanks for sharing this. They’re awesome.

  20. This is so cool, seriously. It’s a matter of focus that they look like models, isn’t it?

  21. If you want to do “tilt-shift” imagery, then either get a PC lens or use a view camera. Period.

  22. Superb, I’m going to try this myself!

  23. Woah! Very nice pictures! Two hand thumbs and two foot thumbs up to you! You did a very good job!

  24. Wow, its like there toys. This should become a trend real soon.

  25. Are not those scenarios composed with toys ?

    DAMN!

  26. Wow! These are awesome!

  27. great photos most of them look like toys and models but still enjoyable

  28. Maravilhoso. Arte pura.

  29. Here is a tilt shift with an infra-red effect. Very inspirational site!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8244160@N04/3076227729/sizes/l/

  30. Nice tilt shift pictures in the backgroud. Just click flyhigh.

    Or direct links:
    http://air-pod.ch/bg1.jpg
    http://air-pod.ch/bg2.jpg

    cheers tlz

  31. Some of these examples are beautiful and very well done… a few others are not. You can tell who understands the concept of depth of feild and who does not.

  32. Mostly crude, bad fakes.
    Proving either the author here does not know what he/she is writing about or this is an automatic Flickr Pull program and just grabs random photogaphs.088

  33. Some stunning shots here. Check out the tilt-shift video I have just created of the Kick Ass premiere: http://tilt-shift.co.uk/2010/03/kick-ass-premiere-london/

  34. Good post. You did a good work,and offer more effective imformation for us! Thank you.

  35. awe-inspiring collection! here is a list of photography that you might like too: http://www.funspill.com/80-fun-filled-examples-jump-photography/

  36. An Outstanding and note-worthy blog posting I ever seen. Thanks….

  37. Through just a word I wanna say this is nice posting. thanks

  38. So colorful,
    I will use these for my desktop background & send to my friends.

    Thank .

  39. Amazing and so many examples. I can’t pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing.

  40. Nice Pictures! It is really good for inspiration.

  41. great stuff, love looking at stuff like this, thanks for sharing :)

  42. I wonder how many are real and hoe many use this technique

  43. Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

  44. Some of these tilt shifts are excellent. However, several of them have either used the wrong subject matter, are too distant, or the blurring is too harsh. Cityscapes rarely work because there is just too much detail – you’re trying to recreate the effect of a model which, by it’s very nature, is limited to the amount of detail you can create. This goes for aerial photography as well. The best subjects are simple scenes with just one or two focal objects. The Hollywood sign is perfect. It also helps if all of the focal object is in focus – unless it is deliberately framed to go into the distance.

  45. I really did not know about tilt-shift photography. At first i thought that they are some pictures of toys. After some times when I went through more of this pictures i realized the miniature scene of the photographers.
    Thank you very much.

  46. Here’s a cool music video featuring some til-shift photography.
    youtu.be/7Ke9ZAyrvBw

  47. So … are photographs of things large or small to see big things you see in miniature??? : s

  48. Awesome collection & superb posts , thanks to share

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