How To: Create Your Own Faux-Miniature Landscape

How To: Create Your Own Faux-Miniature Landscape

Amy Azzarito
May 19, 2009
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The technique of tilt-shift miniature faking is a process where the photograph of a life-size location is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. Photographer Olivo Barbieri is one of the best known proponents of tilt-shift photography and has photographed Rome; Amman, Jordan; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; and Shanghai, China for his "Site Specific" project. Now you can turn your ordinary landscape photos into miniature scenes with the Tilt-shift Maker.

The process is pretty simple. Upload your photo to Tilt-Shift Maker, choose your area of focus, and you have your miniature photo. You can also point to a jpeg on the web and have that miniaturized. Behind the scenes the edges around your chosen focus point are blurred, giving the impression of a miniature scene.

1 Cassis by vanou
2 Orange Line Train by biggie_robs
3 Waterfront by Surducan Cosmin
4 Toy Boat by showbizsuperstar

Via: Craft Zine.

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