Full Tilt Boogie

I marvel at the miniaturizing effect of tilt-shift photography, but never enough to figure out the steps and motions I have to go through to craft my own.

Now I don’t have to because there’s tiltshiftmaker.com.

You simply upload a photo, such as I did with this iPhone crapsnap from my seat at Staples Center for the Michael Jackson Memorial Tuesday:


And presto change-o, tiltshiftmaker.com does its tiltshift thang and outputs this for you to download:


The differences are only moderately visible between the two so to get the more tiltshifted picture you’ll wanna click the pix to get the fuller effect. Mind you, the source material is probably not the best choice to play with, and on top of that in my ignorance I didn’t do any messing with the available settings so this is just the default tiltshift that could probably improve with some adjustments. And skill. Still, way cool!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."