Daily Question – 88

What is the name of the technique used here? What does it intend to do?

Tilt-shift miniature faking is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. By distorting the focus of the photo, the artist simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is.

Only nine of you had the complete answer I was looking for! In order – Thomas Masun, zizzyphus, Thejaswi Udupa, Raghuvansh, Mitesh, Subhashini, anantha, Achu, and malcaluffin.

28 thoughts on “Daily Question – 88

  1. Dear Uncle:

    This is called Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking. It intends to make your photos look like they are part of a scale model toy set, like say a train set or a Lego model. What for people do this, I don’t know. Too much time on their hands.

    Kind regards,
    Thomas Masun

  2. Tilt-shift miniature faking is a technique in which a photo of a life-size thing is fiddled with so that it looks like a photo of a miniature scale model.It makes the scene actually much smaller than what it is.

  3. Technique is Zoom Burst and is intended to convey a sense of movement towards the object being photographed.

  4. Dear Annachi,

    This is tilt-shift miniature faking, intended to make Veerappan meesai look like Hitler ottu-meesai. For non-southern TN brethren I translate to aangilam – you fool around with your lenses in a clever manner to make the real thing look like a miniature model. Although I would think if you wanted a photo of a toy-looking Eiffel, you’d be better off buying a five-rupee miniature from South Mada Street to photograph, rather than flying to Paris to tilt-shift the real thing.

  5. Is it the blur technique ? Guess it is used to increase focus on a desired object / section while intentionally blurring the others

  6. I think it’s called differential or selective focus. One part of the image is in full focus, while the surrounding area is blurred (you can do this using a telephoto lens and wide apertures). It helps to direct the viewer’s attention towards specific parts of the image rather than the whole picture.

  7. Tilt shift photography – makes u feel as the image taken is that of a miniature model although its actually the real thing.

  8. bokeh.

    focus on the subject and blur the unimportant objects.

    This is done to make the viewer concentrate on the subject and not be distracted.

  9. BOKEH technique of photography.

    Bokeh (derived from Japanese bokeaji ボケ味, “blur”) is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens using a shallow depth of field. Different lens bokeh produces different aesthetic qualities in out-of-focus backgrounds, which are often used to reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject.

  10. Its called the Tilt-shift technique, used in photography for fake miniaturization. Basically, it makes life-size images appear as if they were miniature-size.

  11. It’s called Tilt Shift. You take a real photograph of a scene taken from some distance away and use a Photoshop type tool to convert it to look like as if the scene has been re-created with miniature models.

  12. It is called “tilt shift miniature fake” photo technique. Basically, it involves blurring certain regions of the original photo to make it look like its a screenshot from some old movie.

  13. Tilt-shift miniature faking– Using the technique, a large object or place is tweaked so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature-model

  14. Tilt-shift miniature faking.

    A photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model.

  15. This is the “ortan slide sandwhich” technique in which two or more images of an identical scene with very different exposures on slide film are combined . Consequently, one image is sharply focused and the others are very out of focus. It basically results in a singular mix of high and low detail areas within the same photo.

  16. Bokeh ? If tat is d answer , then it refers to the way that a lens produces out-of-focus areas in an image

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