Tilt-Shift miniature faking is a creative technique whereby a photograph or video of a life-size location or object is manipulated to give an optical illusion of a miniature scale model. Altering the focus using a program simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is. In addition to focus manipulation, the tilt-shift effect is improved by increasing color saturation and contrast, to simulate the bright paint often found on scale models.
Most faked tilt-shift photographs or videos are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. The technique is particularly effective on buildings, cars, trains and people.
- You will be creating 3 tilt-shift products
- #1 Take 2 pictures from a high angle and ad the tilt-shift effect in Photoshop
- The photographs have to be your own!
- Think outside the box!
- #2 Take a short video clip from multiple high angles and add the tilt-shift effect in After Effects
- Minimum of 1 minute in length
- Compilation of multiple scenes
Tilt Shift Lenses
Examples of Tilt-Shift Photography and Video