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Optical Illusions - 12 Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Photos

Talk about trippy. These are not miniature models, they are actual life size objects. Tilt-Shift miniature faking is a creative technique whereby a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated to give an optical illusion of a photograph of a miniature scale model. Most faked tilt-shift photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. The technique is particularly effective on buildings, cars, trains and people.

Glenn Carlson



B Tal



Rolo Hauck

Stevo Arnold Note: Flickr user in italics. Courtesy of Spoonfeed and
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  • cool
  • I like the lens effects, there are a few different varieties out there. I just don't know what I would be able to use it for personally, other than for fun...
  • @Simonster: Here's a tutorial if you're interested.
  • a buddy of mine showed me some videos filmed in the same way in a harbor. very very cool.

    i'm not sure i understand how it works though... :P
  • Wow that is genius! I especially love the fourth from the bottom.
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