You know what tilt-shift photography is. It’s where everything looks like it’s a miniature, or a scaled down model of itself. I’ve seen this used in photography and film more and more lately, so I wanted to show you some of my own tilt-shift photography. Let’s take a look!
These are some pictures I took from a helicopter flying around Traverse City Michigan. The first one below is a photo of the Grand Traverse West Bay Marina.
The next photo is a great shot of Traverse City West Bay. If you look closely you can see the tennis courts and roads. They look like something out of a miniature.
Some photos work better than others for tilt-shifting. The below is a great example of a picture that just works for this effect. This farm, located on the Traverse City Peninsula, looks like some of the play sets I had as a kid.
Here’s another example of a photo that works great for this technique. This house looks like the little Christmas houses my wife likes to put up in our house every year.
Usually, when taking tilt-shift photos, you would want your angles to be from above. After all things that are small tend to be looked down upon (sorry hobbits). But I like the shot below because I think it breaks this mold. If you can get a shot that’s farther away sometimes you can pull it off. Here’s me doing my famous pose in the Amphitheater at Meijer Gardens.
I really like this technique and think it adds another dimension to photographs. What are you thoughts on tilt-shift photography? let me know what you think in the comments below!