Shooting Challenge: 14 Trippy Tiltshifted Photos

Shooting Challenge: 14 Trippy Tiltshifted Photos

Taking a good tiltshift pic doesn’t necessarily require the use of tiltshift lens as these 14 Giz readers demonstrate in this week’s shooting challenge. Check out all the cool results after the jump.

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Steven Bull

A miserable old weekend in Sydney meant it was tough to get out with a proper camera for some tiltshift action. Luckily I had my iPhone 3GS with me this morning on another miserable morning. Thankfully the rain held away long enough for me to ride to work without getting wet. This was taken from the cycle lane of the harbour bridge, of Sydney’s Luna Park & Dawn Fraser pool. Effect applied with TiltShiftGen app.


Shane Harvey

I snapped this yesterday in the QVB in Sydney yesterday waiting for a plane back to Melbourne. It was taken witha 5D mark II with a 20-105mm lens at 24mm and f4. The perspective provided by standing on the top level seemed well suited to the challenge. The tilt shift effect has been added in photoshop using lens blur and a gradient filter.


Tim Keyes

This photo was taken with my iPhone at a construction site my company is running at Cotter Dam in Canberra, it was a great opportunity for tiltshift photography as it gives that scale model look. I added the tiltshift effect and altered the saturation and vignetting using the Tiltshift Generator iPhone application. The water you see in the image is actually overflowing out of the existing dam upstream and channeled through underground culverts while the new larger dam gets built in the valley above. When its complete those culverts will be shut off and fill the dam


Michele Hardy

Armed with my iPhone4 and my new favourite app TiltShift Generator, I went up the street and took a few streetscape shots of downtown Koo Wee Rup. I’m not totally happy with the result, but I really had fun trying. I love the iPhone4 camera as there are so many apps that turn it into a “real” camera, and I always have it with me, unlike our old Konica Minolta DSLR.


Hasara Fernando

Camera Setting: Nikon D60, f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO-200, 25mm.

I’ve never done a Tiltshift photo before and figured this week’s challenge would be a perfect way to start. I was in the city at night once and tried a few times, but I didn’t really like the pictures I took and realised this photo was a lot better even though it was one I just randomly snapped!


Roger Stonehouse

This was taken on a G12 using the inbuilt tilt shift function. Shot at dusk from the top of a car park. Exposure was automatic, the only control I had was over the tilt-shifty-ness of the shot. ISO 800 f4.5 @ 1/5 sec.


Robert Porter

iPhone 4, ISO: 320, f-stop: f/2.4, exposure time: 1/15 sec.

cheated on the whole “tiltshift” thing, tiltshiftgen (iphone app) did the trick for me!

drove up to sydney from melbourne over the weekend to see a friends band do a few shows. this was taken as they were loading their equipment out of their van and i was out looking for food. i thought the wall and table looked neat so snapped away. sitting in the passenger seat on the way home sunday night i had a whole lot of time to flick through photos, playing tiltshift with the interesting ones. this is the result.


Peter Baldwin

Tilt-shift is mostly used to make a real size photo look like a photo of toys. I wanted to see what happened if you used it on actual toys. I lined up 3 hot-wheels cars and took the pic using my iPhone 4 using PictureShow. I added the tilt-shift blur in PictureShow, then added a little bit of HDR effect. Finally I took it into FocalLab and added some zoom blur. This is the result.

Can’t give much detail of the shutter speed and aperture as PictureShow doesn’t save much EXIF info.


Cole Barnett

Camera type : Fujifilm FinePix 7.1mp S5700 S700 point and shoot.
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Lens aperture: f/5.7
Focal Length: 6.30 mm

This was taken on one of my daily drives to the top of Kirra Hill to check out the surf. The sun was out, and the lineup of hotels looked inviting to take a shot of.
Would have been a lot better if it were taken from one of the hotels.
As I only have a cheap fujifilm point and shoot, I had to use Photoshop to fake the tilt shift effect.


Julian Law

It was shot using Canon Powershot S95, can’t remember the ISO.

This is the first tiltshift photo I have taken, it was taken in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
I was on my way to the airport. Since it’s still early, the taxi driver brought us to Putrajaya.
Putrajaya is a planned city which serves as the federal admisnistrative centre in Malaysia.


Andrew Bitto

Hi guys! Here’s my entry, Melbourne all the way.

Camera: iPhone 3GS
Lens: iPhone 3GS
Post-processing tiltshift applied.

The shot is of Melbourne’s new 7 level Myer on our famous Bourke Street Mall. Why that? I’m proud of our ever evolving city centre, and was very impressed by the architecture. The tiltshift effect turned something massive in scale into something perceived as quite miniature as if achieved with a macro close-up. I’m happy with the angle and composition of the shot, too, it almost has a pulsating feel.

Hope you like it.


This shot was taken with the iPhone 4’s camera. Tiltshift and filter were added with the Instagram app. Tonight, I ventured into the local RSL and saw these lovely looking desserts. I was quite surprised at the quality and had to snap it with the available tool at hand. Went down nicely!


Luke and Talia Carbis

This photo was taken by my wife (Talia). It’s actually taken from inside the Louvre, from the window of the Moreau-Nélaton collection.
We used an iPhone 4 in HDR mode.
The tiltshift effect and a crop were done in Photoshop.


Riley Watson

I took this shot at a Keirin track meet whilst holidaying in Japan last week. The high vantage point and bright colours were perfect for a tiltshift shot. After some post processing in photoshop, this is what I got.

Camera: Canon G11
ISO: 500
F-Stop: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
Tiltshift tutorial: