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] [tography/”>50 exam­ples]

There are meth­ods for dig­i­tal soft­ware as well as home­made devices and mods for your cam­era.

Homemade tilt-shift projects

Cap­tain nod’s Plunger­cam 2 uses plumb­ing sup­plies and gives you the effect of a Lens­ba­by on the cheap ($25). [tos/captin_nod/3380908441/in/set-72157619127553773/”>photo] [tos/captin_nod/3763460228/”>test video]

Tilt-shift photography with the Gimp

There are tech­niques to do this with the Gimp and oth­er open-source, free soft­ware tools. [dis­cus­sion]

The results are tos/earth2marsh/109236489/”>every bit as good as tra­di­tion­al, film-based tilt-shift. [tos/earth2marsh/sets/72057594078982967/”>more]


Gimp tilt-shift tutori­als:

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 torials/fakemodel/”>Photoshop tutor­i­al for the fake mod­el effect.

See the spe­cial [amazonify]B00009XVDP::text::::tilt-shift lens­es for Canon cameras[/amazonify] stocked by Ama­zon.

Search google for more

First published on March 8th, 2009 at 12:48 pm (EST) and last modified on August 11th, 2009 at 9:24 am (EST).

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