DIY tilt-shift photography
Tilt-shift photography uses special lenses to change the perspective and depth of field; the lens is both tilted and shifted according to the Scheimpflug principle. [more] A popular use of tilt-shift photography is for minature faking, making a “real” scene look as if it’s an artificial minature model. [more] [50 examples]
There are methods for digital software as well as homemade devices and mods for your camera.
Homemade tilt-shift projects
Tilt-shift photography with the Gimp
There are techniques to do this with the Gimp and other open-source, free software tools. [discussion]
Gimp tilt-shift tutorials:
- Gimparoo’s fake tilt-shift tutorial
- “A Better Fake Tilt-Shift With The Gimp.”
- Bart Busschotts’ Gimp tilt-shift photo experience and newer, more detailed instructions.
- A Photoshop tilt-shift tutorial that’s been rewritten and modified for the Gimp.
What does it look like when done? Here’s an example of one photographer’s attempt with Gimp.
For further reference
Flickr’s tilt-shift minature fakes pool.
A Photoshop tutorial for the fake model effect.
See the special tilt-shift lenses for Canon cameras stocked by Amazon.
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