Miniature Faking Photos

Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-Shift Photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, usually for simulating a miniature scene. Compare the results with the real miniature photos created by Anne Michaux.

The rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane is called tilt. The movement of the lens parallel to the image plane is called shift. Tilt makes use of the Scheimpflug principle.

Digital Image Processing

Basic digital processing techniques can give results similar to those achieved with camera movements (tilt-shift) and afford greater flexibility. The choice of the region that is sharp and the amount of blur for the unsharp region can be defined after the photograph was taken.


The displayed pictures are hand-selected photos published at the flickr website under a creative common licence and tagged with tilt-shift. Move the mouse over the photos to see the title and the author and click to display the original photographs.