Big trend. Tiny topic. Miniaturizing a scene

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Thanks to a recent bout of insomnia, I spent one long night on Flickr looking for quirky, creative photos. I just got a new camera and was seeking inspiration. That’s when I found the tilt-shift miniature fakes group.

Tilt-shift miniaturization is a photographic technique that makes authentic, life-size scenes look like they’re miniaturized and fake. One used to rely on camera equipment to get this effect, but Wired Magazine explains how to do it in Photoshop.

Here is a photo featuring the tilt-shift effect. The example below is from Wired’s post and credited to Nolan Wynne.

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This got me curious: Have any Blurbarians made books featuring miniatures? I found two right off the bat. Ghosts in the Machine by Mark Crummett and Small Dangers, Disasters and Mayhem in Miniature by Lori Nix. They don’t use the tilt-shift effect, but they do make use of miniatures and photography. So, is anyone playing around with miniaturization and working on a book about it?

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  1. Great post. I love the tilt-shift effect and have been thinking about dropping a load on a tilt-shift lens. Good to know I can achieve a similar effect without the fancy equipment.

      January 11, 2008 – 10:10 am   Permalink

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