Playing with Tilt Shifts

Looking down on a street from above can look great.  However it can look better with a Tilt Shift.  Purchasing a Tilt Shift lens can get quite expensive ($2000) for Nikon and Canon.  There are cheaper ways of doing it, like Tilt Shift software and plugins.  You could also buy a Lensbaby: fun and under $300.

The least expensive way to do it is using tiltshiftmaker.comfree and handles a pretty nice JPG size.  The max JPG size is 6000 x 6000 pixels & 8MB.

Below you can see the original photo I took in Washington DC from the observation deck of the Newseum.  Below that you can see the version.  I increased the shift effect a lot in this image but that is one of the nice things of  They give you flexibility for the same price of free.

So give the website a try since it is free.  You can’t lose.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,



  1. Preeti March 26, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    Sweet, thanks for the tip on the website. I'm gonna try it out!

  2. scottwyden March 26, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    You're welcome Preeti!

  3. scottwyden March 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    You're welcome Preeti!

  4. Preeti March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Sweet, thanks for the tip on the website. I'm gonna try it out!

  5. Jorgelee December 4, 2010 at 9:15 am #
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