This unique photography skill can transform everyday situations into magical toy sets with one simple trick.
‘Tilt shift’ photography plays around with the focus of photographs and videos to make them appear a lot smaller than they really are. The scale of the picture is minimised completely so that it looks like it is made up of miniature toys or models rather than real-life objects.
No matter how much you try to convince yourself these gifs aren’t of real-life things, they were all filmed using tilt shift focus.
Check out the fascinating results of the photography technique below – your childhood imagination is about to be brought to life.
1. Airport Arrivals
The tilt camera technique gives the impression of a miniature toy airport, but believe it or not this is real life footage.
2. Missile Mission
This looks like a remote control toy war, but it’s actually a real-life moment captured through tilt shift.
3. Highway Traffic
It may look like your toy car and road set you had as a kid, but this mind-blowing gif shows a real life highway at its busiest period.
4. In & Out Of The City
We could only dream of having a toy set like this when we were little.
5. Freight Trains
These real-life freight trains look like minuscule toys thanks to the clever photography trick.
6. City Life
The hustle and bustle of city life is put into a tiny perspective.
7. Morning Commute
The morning commute across this world-famous bridge looks awesome through the tilt-shift perspective.
8. Busy Beach Day
The waves and the beach goers look tiny through the impressive camera technique.
9. Venice Canals
The famous Venice canals are transformed into a mini toy-scene thanks to the talented photographer.
10. Bay Watch
This bay looks like it’s made up of miniature models but it is in fact real.
11. Ferris Wheel
The ferris wheel spins around next to the tiny looking fair.
12. The Great Wall Of China
No it’s not made out of plastic, this is the real Great Wall of China but the tilt shift effect makes it look super small.
13. Port Work
The tilt shift perspective captures a port hard at work and turns it into something out of a children’s toy shop.
14. Night Time Traffic
We can’t believe this is real life footage!
15. Water Planes
The water planes look like remote control toys as they come into landing.
16. Spinning Watercraft
Just like these watercraft are made to look tiny and almost make-believe.
17. Spectacular Skyline
The stunning skyline is given a tilt-shift makeover and looks totally unreal.