Tilt Shift Photography

Assignment: Tilt-Shift Photograph:  An exploration of forced perspective (making it look like a miniature) in photography using Photoshop.

Directions: Using a photograph that you have taken in class create the illusion of a miniature by forcing the perspective using Adobe Photoshop.

Click here to view the tilt shift photography tutorial: http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php

Dimensions: Two Digital Files

Duration: 3-4 class periods

   Design, Layout & Composition
  • Demonstrate an understanding of visual devices, including focus vs. blurred, point of view, visual balance, emphasis points, tension, contrast.
  • Create a new work of art that includes forced depth of field.
   Methods, Tools & Techniques
  • Demonstrate a quality use of quick mask, gradient tool, lens blur & hue/saturation in Adobe Photoshop to create a final piece with high craftsmanship.
Limitations: Photographs need to be taken from above to ensure that this process works best in Photoshop.

Key Concepts/Vocabulary:
Tilt Shift Photography - 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 is simulated with digital post processing; the name derives from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

Tilt Shift Photography Examples: http://www.flickr.com/groups/tilt-shift-fakes/pool/

Subpages (1): Tilt Shift Guide