September 16, 2010


Amazing Miniature Tilt-Shift Photography

These photographs of everyday real life have been manipulated with, mostly, a Tilt-Shift Lens which distorts the scene with a shallow depth-of-field into a miniature toy-like world. However some have been processed in software like Photoshop to replicate the effect and possibly avoid the expense of the pricey lens.

I encourage you to discover the photographer’s behind each photograph by simply clicking their work, and hopefully inspire you to explore this fascinating technique!

Looking down on Sydney Harbour (EXPLORED FRONT PAGE)

biG miNiaTURe wOrLd

shhh, don't wake up the fish

Yokohama Tilt Shift

Toy Farm Tractor

Canal Grande


Tilt-shift ─ Jhongjhu Port

cover city hall

Manhattan desde el Empire State in Tilt Shift

You Can Tell

mini santorini 2...

old city hall

Plastic People Need Public Transport Too

Real models

Praha ... Model effect!

Classy Chassis Car Show - Fake Miniature

Rome, Italy / Roma, Italia - HDR Tilt shift HDR

Mini City

Mercado em Miniatura

Udaldia (Temporada de verano)

Grand Central, Tilt-Shift Fake, New York City


I don't need an axe

Very Small Downtown Toronto

Toy Truck

Everyday actions

Piazza del Duomo

miniature tehran

This is what it would be like if the highway was your playground ;)

Shiny happy people

strange and beautiful beast

Fake Miniature Car Show

Miniature Airport

Eixample Barcelona (tilt shift)

Miniature Tennis Courts

Miniature Fair Attendees

Hoover Dam in minature

Fishing boats

Tiny Civil War - OSU Beavers

Venecia maqueta 2

Model Aquabus (from a photo by knitgirl)

I used my mad scientist ultrahyper shrink ray on Vancouver - Mwahahahahaha!!

Michigan's Adventure

Very small / Muy pequeño

Another Detail Of My Amazing Bergen Model!

The Next Step (1.365)

Catedral de la Asunción de Jaén

Tilt-shift Cathedral, Granada, Spain

Miniature Buckeyes

Mini Flags

Mini Playoff Hockey

Golden Gate Bridge

Catching the Train

Old Steam Train

Kamari Beach, In miniature

Head in the Clouds

Little game

Find me under the light - $3.50

Toy? Take 2

roofs from above

La Meije in miniature

Miniature Tokyo

santorini tiltshift


Arena di Verona


Miniaturized Poverty

Hallstatt (tilt shift)

Big Ben Tilt-shift

miniatur wunderland

Mini Mundo

Invalides miniature

tilt+shift:Siti Fatima, Marrakech, Morocco

If you’d like to know more about this technique or want more inspiration please follow the links:

How to Fake a Tilt-Shift Miniature Photograph in GIMP

Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Free Online Tilt-Shift Photography Maker

Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-Shift Inspiration

Thank you to all the photographers that allow their photographs to be freely shared!

All Photographs shown here are © Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike!

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oct 1 2010

    Well done. i like all the photographs

    • Oct 1 2010

      I really like this technique, and these photos always make me want to buy a Tilt-Shift lens!

      • Dec 31 2010

        I did two of that pictures without Tilt-shift lens, just with a little bit of Photoshop.

  2. Oct 12 2010

    It’s a good technique to move the eye to the main area of interest in the

    Dec 13 2010

    Awesome!!! The pictures are just awesome and the creators
    are so talented that they take my breath away! Thank you so very very much for sharing!!! Please keep up the fantastic work
    and cultivate your amazing imagination. Merry Christmas to
    all of you!!!


  4. Dec 31 2010

    It’s amazing to find two pictures of my spool between such great photographys. Thanks a lot :)

    • Jan 5 2011

      Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. lyzh
    Jul 14 2012

    so great!!!!!!……

  6. hanciong
    Aug 2 2012

    hello. thanx for posting this. I have seen a tutorial to achieve this effect in GIMP, but I forget where. do you know anything about it? Thanx :D


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