30+ Awesome Examples of Tilt Shift Photography


Tilt-shift photography is a beautiful and amazing type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model.

Selective focus via tilt is often used to simulate a miniature scene, though as noted above, the effect is somewhat different from the shallow DoF in close-up photography of miniature subjects. Many such images are described as employing “tilt-shift”, but the term is something of a misnomer because shift is seldom involved and is usually unrelated to the effect produced.

The difference between the tilt-shift photography and original photography is shown in the figure below.

source: http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php

Today we present here more than 30 amazing examples of tilt-shift photography and some video examples for your reference. All examples here, are linked to their original sources. We strongly encourage you to explore other works of the photographers we’ve featured in this entry.


1. Photo by Ender079

2. Photo by TiltShiftPhotography.net

3. Photo by Anonymous

4. Photo by Lsear

5. Photo by roevin

6. Photo by Foxymcslick

7. Photo by Ender079

8. Photo by Anonymous

9. Photo by Anonymous

10. Photo by Ender079

11. Photo by Nicolas

12. Photo by mattb4rd

13. Photo by Sherwood411

14. Photo by Perfect13thstep

15. Photo by Lorenzo Baldini

16. Photo by BaldHeretic

17. Photo by Jean Genie

18. Photo by Rawksteadi

19. Photo by Vladimir Dolezel

20. Photo by Daniele Philip

21. Photo by Lorenzo Baldini

22. Photo by Tarkka

23. Photo by Nina Myers

24. Photo by Nina Myers

25. Photo by Joeldc

26. Photo by Phinboke Planet

27. Photo by Piero Campilli

28. Photo by fras1977

Tilt-Shift Videos:

We’ve also found some video, just remember to watch them full-screen.


1. Time-Lapse video in Thailand

2. Time-Lapse video at Multnomah Falls.

3. The Sandpit by Sam O’Hare

4. Disneyland Paris – Tilt Shift by Céranne Gantzer

And for the end of this entry, here is a very nice an advertisement which refers to this topic :)


May.14, 2011/Inspiration, Photography, Showcases/Comments 18

18 Comments to “30+ Awesome Examples of Tilt Shift Photography”

  1. Musa | May 17th, 2011 at 07:00

    WOw… wonderful Tilt Shift Photography… i saw first time this type of photography… I really love them all. but i like the most is the “6. Photo by Foxymcslick”.

    Thank you very much for all that.

  2. admin | May 17th, 2011 at 09:02

    I’m glad you liked it :) My favorite is number 21. and Video 3.

  3. Web Designer Milton Keynes | May 19th, 2011 at 21:48

    Really good post, some of the Photo’s look really good. I like photo 6 and also 15. I defiantly want to give this a try the hard thing will be trying to make it look real and I guess having the landscape surrounding helps to achieve that.

  4. design bristol | May 23rd, 2011 at 11:02

    I recognise number 17, it was an installation by Rachel Whiteread called EMBANKMENT at The Tate Modern on the Thames in London back in 2007 I think… anyway all of these examples are great.

  5. Egil Saeboe | May 23rd, 2011 at 13:49

    I´m sorry to say that according to communication theory not everybody will see the objects in these images as miniatures. In fact only photographers that have experience in making macro/extension tube images of small everyday objects associate this kind of shallow depth of field with miniatures right away. Other people simply don´t or they will have to learn to read images this way.
    To put the theory to the test I showed a selection of images like those above to a random selection of 12 of my communication students in upper secondary. Only one mentioned anything about miniatures, and he was the son of an amateur photographer!
    Seeing miniatures in an image is a state of mind. There must be something in the image that triggers this state of mind. Shallow depth of field triggers photographers according to their experience. Suitable adjustments of sharpness, saturation and so on might add to the effect by making real objects look more like toys.
    In fact, as long as you don´t have anything in an image that indicates a certain scale, objects in a photo can be any size! Indeed, we sometimes make sure to have people, or objects that anybody is familiar to, in an image to really make viewers understand the real proportions of things.

  6. Raashid | May 26th, 2011 at 12:09

    wow nice snips and creative editing really looking god, :)

  7. Something Sublime | May 30th, 2011 at 08:57

    Wonderful Photography, I like it..

  8. dave | website desigers | May 31st, 2011 at 08:49

    Wow, these are excellent pictures; a fan of model railway also!

  9. Kavya Hari | June 2nd, 2011 at 08:03

    Most of the images should be focused on the aerial perspective view. And, this is one of the nice collection of photography at the one place. It’s really superb image on here. It should be inspired me a lot to do best work :)

  10. Flux Spark | June 2nd, 2011 at 21:50

    I really like this technique. I shall be putting it into practice soon!

  11. Web Design nj | June 5th, 2011 at 19:55

    These photos are really worth looking at. Specially the photo and video in the beach because I love going to the beach.

  12. web design agency | June 9th, 2011 at 12:19

    wow this look like toys! how is this effect created? can I do it with my fuji S3200?

  13. Bianca van der Zwet | August 21st, 2011 at 06:44

    Wow, great pictures!! Immediately recognized them as being miniatures, but that’s perhaps due to the way I look at things. And I like to make photographs, but haven’t got the time to do so. But again: great pictures

  14. Webdesign offerte aanvragen | September 13th, 2011 at 17:20

    woow! So good!

  15. advertising packages | October 10th, 2011 at 15:38

    Tilt shift is so captivating! I find myself staring at each photo for a long time. The videos were cool too, but I like the photos best.

  16. Jo | October 30th, 2011 at 18:24

    Admittedly, this technique is new to me, but I’m definitely going to experiment with it! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Scott | November 4th, 2011 at 09:56

    Wow! I gotta try some tilt shift photography… the photos look great. I guess you’ll need a good tripod or something.

  18. Bartek | November 4th, 2011 at 10:53

    Hello Scott, send me your results