Tilt Shift photography is an increasingly popular pastime among people looking for original shots of overdone subjects. While tilt shift gives real subjects a quality that makes them look more like scale models than real places, the popularity of the technique is growing and growing. The thing is, sometimes it can be difficult to recognise real places when they have been rendered in tilt shift photos. That’s why we thought we would test you!
Of course, as usual, if you would like to know how to emulate tilt shift photos like these, look for our resources section at the end of the post which will take you to some great tilt shift tutorials on the web.
Let’s see how many of these real places you can name! Let us know your score in the comments.
Photo by Matstace.
Photo by Suviko.
Photo by Suviko.
Photo by Kevin.
Photo by Karl Randay.
Photo by Wenzday01.
Photo by Umqua.
Photo by Grahamtastic.
Photo by EnKayTee.
Photo by Cogdogblog.
Photo by Adrian Lafond.
So here are the answers:
- Tower Bridge
- Big Ben
- The Grand Canal
- The Alhambra
- Hoover Dam
- Hong Kong
- Salzburg Cathedral
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Machu Picchu
How many did you get right?
Tilt Shift Photography Tutorials
- Tilt Shift Tutorial and Showcase – the guys from SmashandPeas always have great photography articles and this one is our pick of the bunch. A great introduction.
- Video Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial – just as the title suggests, this useful little video tutorial will have you understanding tilt shift in no time. Great if you learn better from seeing rather than reading.
- How to Fake Miniature Scenes – a good little guide and some great discussion in the comments.
- Faking Tilt Shift – another solid guide from photographer, Martin Pot (a blog worth adding to your feed reader, BTW)
Bonus Tilt Shift Resource:
Tilt Shift Maker – This awesome little site lets you upload your photos from your computer and converts them to look like tilt shift shots. This site will really suck away a lot of your time!
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