I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the method of tilt-shift photography. Here’s an example of a shot taken with the tilt-shift technique.
The technique that this is based on involves a special lense that fools around with the image plane to produce a very shallow depth of field. Someone more versed in physics than me can explain it better but there’s this principle called the Scheimflug Principle that the technique is reliant on.
You can see it’s pretty trippy. It makes the subject look as if it’s a miniature model, as oppose to real life. It’s obviously a method for artistic interpretation.
Here’s the website of someone who utilizes this technique. Sydney based photographer Keith Loutit uses this tilt-shift and time-lapse photography to create short films that aim to “present Sydney as the Model City, and help people to take a second look at places that are very familiar to them.” He has also shot some tilt-shift pictures of Singapore, pretty cool huh?