Miniature Faking is the process in which captured photos of real life objects or landscapes are made to look like a miniature model to the viewer. It is also an art of photography where models can be made lively through lens. All of this requires special lens for your camera which is called Tilt-Shift lens. Tilt-Shift Lens uses tilt for selective focus where it focuses the specific part of the scene making the rest of the photo blurred and thus creating a miniature effect.
Miniature Faking can be done in two ways, either optically with tilt-shift lens or through digital processing. Since tilt-shift lens are costly and not all can afford it, digital processing is the best bet and it will create the same effect as the tilt-shift lens does. You can digitally process the depth of field of a photo in post processing softwares like Photoshop, Gimp etc.
“Tilt-shift” actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to change the line of sight while avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.”Tilt-shift photography” refers to 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.
Putting life in models through miniature faking is a real test of skill, as it requires real patience and high composition skills. But it will be easy to produce miniature model effect to real life objects. Taking photos through macro lenses may help, but it will be better if photos are taken from a high angle as it will simulate the Diorama effect of looking down on a miniature world. Take a look at this 50 Superb Examples of Tilt-Shift Photography to get a better idea on this type of photography. Here we are showcasing some 15 Tilt Shift Tutorials which will help you create your own Miniature Faking in Photoshop.
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Simulated tilt-shift using Photoshop Elements
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