I’ve written previously about the HDR digital processing technique and today I’ve been inspired to share my views about another up-and-coming technique: Tilt Shift. Previously an “in camera” effect for clever photographers, tilt shift is now something that can be done in post-production using various tools such as Alien Skin’s Bokeh for Photoshop or indeed a much simpler online tool called tiltshiftmaker. I am completely torn by the whole effect: on the one hand I can’t quite see why you would want to make photographs look like they are made from miniature models. On the other hand there is a certain something in the quality of the images when they are done well.
Here is my own attempt using tiltshiftmaker and a snap from Cinque Terre, Italy: