Tilt-shift miniature photo maker | How About Orange

May 06, 2009

Tilt-shift miniature photo maker

Tilt-shift style photos are photographs of real life scenes that are made to look like miniature scale models. And Tilt-shift Maker is a website that will fake it for you: upload your digital photo and it's manipulated to look like a miniature model. Fun! Some pictures work better than others, so read the tips. I tried it with this photo I took in Venice. Above is the miniaturized version. Do those look like teeny buildings and model boats? (Click to view larger.) Below is the original.

Check out their photo gallery of samples. Interesting.

23 comments:

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Fun link! I love stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

Grandma G said...

Um... I guess I don't have the eye to see the miniatures. ;-)

Jess said...

Very cool. : )

Dani said...

Nice tip. Really interesting, houses and boats looks like toys! I will try one! :)

Jennifer said...

you will love this tilt-shift video! http://vimeo.com/3156959?pg=embed&sec=

Twiddle Thumbs said...

So STINKIN' cool!

MoonDoggie said...

Ah! So that's what tilt-shift is...

Sonia Luna said...

Thank you for posting this! As usual you managed to find a great link!
Looove your blog!

elena said...

Thanks! I wrote about this at my blog, too, and tried it with photos from Germany and Holland.

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Claire said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing =)

on your bike sunshine: Béa & Réré said...

too funny! another Great link. thanks a million.

Alfred T. Mahan said...

Wait...why not just buy and paint your *own* scale models or miniatures?

Or am I missing the point?

Wendy said...

Isn't that tilt shift stuff weird? I keep looking at it and can't figure out why it is that it looks like a miniature. All photos are already just mini versions of what you saw, right? I don't know. It just perplexes me.

Also, have you watched Dollhouse? The beginning sequence is done in tilt shift. So strange. And yet so compelling.

zoe said...

It does kind of look like little model buildings! Cute!

Nathalie said...

What a fun discovery! Off to check their site!

Anonymous said...

Umm I have to say, I don't understand. to me, it just looks like the top of the photo is blurry in the miniature version.

Jess said...

I think the ones in their gallery turned out better. I can kinda see it. I'm intrigued.

down and out chic said...

i've never seen anything like this. if i could ever get some good city shots i would definitely try it out.

Amy Schulz said...

Wow, I love this so much! I've already uploaded a few photos of my own!

Check out what I did on my blog and let me know what you think!

-Amy

Jess said...

Cool, Amy!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

I LOVE this!!

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