Turn a life-size location or object into an optical illusion of a miniature scale model.
Tilt-Shift is a creative technique whereby a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated to give an optical illusion of a photograph of a miniature scale model.
Altering the focus of the photography 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 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.