Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

Musings about the importance of art and art education

Tilt-Shift Photography-not what you may think...

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 4:27 PM

I was intrigued after seeing a post by fellow blogger 'Fine Lines' and her tilt-shift Van Gogh.

Tilt-shift photography is defined as "the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field s simulated with digital postprocessing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically."

Selective Focus: used to direct the viewer's attention to a small part of the image while de-emphasizing other parts.
tilt-shift lens:or a perspective control lens allows the photographer to control the appearance of perspective in the image
I don't normally advocate for Wikipedia too much, but they have a pretty good amount of resources on this topic.
Source from: Wikipedia

So, basically it's photo's that are made to look miniature, withouth really being miniature at all! They're a total trip! LoVe It!

Here's a great site with tons of examples and the name of the artist who took the images: