40 Delightful Pieces of Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-shift photography is the art of blurring or bending the perspective of the camera so that everyday, life-size objects look delightfully miniature. Here are 40 great examples of just that form of photography, both for inspiration and fun!

1. Tibidabo – Barcelona

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2. China Tilt Shift 2

China Tilt Shift 2

3. China Tilt Shift 3

China Tilt Shift 3

4. China Tilt Shift 1

China Tilt Shift 1

5. Fix Your Eye

Fix Your Eye

6. Mini B-More

Mini B-More

7. Gherkin Tilt-Shift

Gherkin Tilt-Shift

8. River Thames Tilt-Shift

River Thames Tilt-Shift

9. Terracotta Warriors Tilt Shift

Terracotta Warriors Tilt Shift

10. Macau Tilt Shift

Macau Tilt Shift

11. Tilt-Shift Photography Trial I

Tilt-Shift Photography Trial I

12. First Try at Tilt-Shift Photography

First Try at Tilt-Shift Photography

13. Tilt Shift Test

Tilt Shift Test

14. I Live in a Dollhouse

I Live in a Dollhouse

15. Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

16. Tilt-Shift Photo Technique 3

Tilt-Shift Photo Technique 3

17. Tuscany

Tuscany

18. Model Boats

Model Boats

19. Miniature Pumpkins on the Behance Network

Miniature Pumpkins on the Behance Network

20. Tilt Shift Effect

Tilt Shift Effect

21. Mockery of Tilt-Shift

Mockery of Tilt-Shift

22. Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-Shift Photography

23. Tilt-Shift Seaplane

Tilt-Shift Seaplane

24. Tilt-Shift Fake

Tilt-Shift Fake

25. Tilt-Shift 01

Tilt-Shift 01

26. JAPAN Tilt-Shift

JAPAN Tilt-Shift

27. Sydney Miniatures

Sydney Miniatures

28. Fake Miniature

Fake Miniature

29. Vatican Toy

Vatican Toy

30. It Feels Like Something

It Feels Like Something

31. Tilt-Shift Photography 01

Tilt-Shift Photography 01

32. Tilt-Shift Photography 02

Tilt-Shift Photography 02

33. Tilt-Shift Photography 03

Tilt-Shift Photography 03

34. LjubljanaTS

LjubljanaTS

35. Inside the Texas Capitol

Inside the Texas Capitol

36. Sydney Miniatures No.3

Sydney Miniatures No.3

37. Manchester City vs Fulham

Manchester City vs Fulham

38. NHL in Montreal

Its a Small World Tilt-Shift 01

39. Ants, Dubai

Its a Small World Tilt-Shift 02

40. Niagara Falls

Its a Small World Tilt-Shift-03

Tibidabo - Barcelona

Written By Kayla

Kayla Knight is a 20 year old college student, part-time web developer, freelancer, and blogger. Webitect is where she spends too much of her freetime, sharing interesting finds and valuable resources. Be sure to check out her portfolio.

15 Comments

  1. Nina

    September 29th, 2009 at 06:42 pm

    Lovely collection you got there :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Rahul - Web Guru

    September 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Nice camera tricks. Looks really lovely.

    Thanks for the share.

  3. Kayla

    September 30th, 2009 at 09:51 am

    Thanks to both of you! I love this collection and the form of photography, I just wish there were more high-quality examples available

  4. Karol K.

    September 30th, 2009 at 02:42 pm

    Some great pictures here. If you have a moment I invite to my own tilt-shift set on flickr.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/karol-k/sets/72157622128065207/

  5. Nina

    September 30th, 2009 at 03:12 pm

    @Kayla: Yeah, I remember when we were searching for some great examples, it was very difficult to find some more high quality pieces. Here’s a link of our post’s turn-out if you’re interested: http://junkiee.net/inspiration/25-inspiring-tilt-shift-photographs/

  6. Arapajoe

    September 30th, 2009 at 05:08 pm

    Wow! Amazing pics!
    I love this effect :)

  7. Andy

    October 1st, 2009 at 03:53 am

    Some amazing photos there. I love the way tilt-shift photography gives the feeling that the shots are made up of tiny models

  8. Phil

    October 4th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Some great photos there. Others i’m afraid aren’t quite so good, the appear to be attempting the ‘miniature’ look with software, but without objects at the same distance having the same level of sharpness. The end result can look slightly odd. If miniature is the aim the software route can be very intricate to do.

  9. Rafa

    October 4th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Wow, amazing!!! Congratulations!!! I love your work!!! Thanks…

  10. Dave

    October 4th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    How many of these photos are true tilt-shift using a tilt shift lens? Without the tilt shift lens then this is just selective blurring in post processing. Nothing wrong with that but let’s stop calling them “tilt shift” photography.

  11. Julia

    October 4th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for gathering these – a fascinating form of photography – amazing how easy it is to fool your mind!
    I found a couple more on flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakebouma/110764947/http://www.flickr.com/photos/timmythesuk/2083480400/ and I remember the first time I saw an example http://www.flickr.com/photos/editorialgirl/2419128265/in/pool-cilipwmlibphotocomp – this photo won a competition

  12. Webestools

    August 21st, 2010 at 01:49 pm

    Nice, I love the 17th picture!

  13. Mary V

    September 10th, 2010 at 09:42 pm

    Amazing examples of the trickery of the eye! though nonetheless still wonderful photography! I’m having the time of my life experimenting with this….thanks for sharing!

  14. james

    December 4th, 2010 at 03:23 am

    Love the tilt shift effect – also in videos
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/tokyo-miniature-videos-created-by-tilt-shift/

  15. cut out people

    December 11th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I love tilt shift photography! Can’t wait to give it a go!

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