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Friday
Jun192009

Keith Loutit - Tilt Shift - Sydney Harbour

Australian photographer Keith Loutit is a master of Tilt-Shift Photography. Tilt-shift miniature faking is a process where a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. By distorting the focus of the photo, the artist simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is. Many miniature faked photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. - from Wikipedia

Bathtub V from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Read Michael's comment below. He's right, of course. Keith doesn't fake these shots in Photoshop - he does in with camera depth-of-field. But here's an interesting site where you can eneter one of your own phots and do a tilt-shift number on it. Tilt Shift Maker

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Reader Comments (3)

Keith is doing great work - I love this stuff. His choice of subject matter is great and the editing superb.

One thing though, I'm pretty sure he's using a real tilt-shift lens rather than creating fakes in photoshop.

This shot was taken with a Canon 45 mm Tilt Shift lens:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_davies/3351981569/sizes/o/

Using an intervalometer on a DSLR you can capture say 1 jpg shot per second then output them in Quicktime as a movie.
June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael D
definitely Keith is a great photographer :)) I see for the first time his work but he know what he is doing and he make a great job which is not so easy :))
July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRene Recontre
Interesting technique and Keith manages to take great photos! Thanks for sharing this!
July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLance Rencontres

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