Tilt Shift London

When I was going through my pictures for my Year in Review entry, I came across some tilt shift pictures that I had taken in London this past January and never posted. I love this stuff – how everything looks tiny and perfect. It makes me happy – and since we’re supposed to be in the middle of the most depressing time of the year, I thought I’d share. If you want to see more, here’s my tilt shift shots of Edinburgh.

Taken from the top of St. Paul's.

Love the little group of school children in their yellow vests.

Now, I don’t have a tilt-shift lens and use a processing software to achieve the effect. If you’re interested in doing this to some of your pictures, I do find it helps to think about it when you’re taking the shot. Shots taken from above work best. And it’s good to have points of interest you’re wanting to highlight. Normally I don’t do any sort of processing on my photos – preferring to share straight-out-of-camera photos. I think photos should be honest and I really dislike all those pictures where people look perfect, their eyes are some unnatural shade of piercing blue, and the colors aren’t anything you would find in nature. But I make an exception for this because I find it so entirely whimsical and dreamy.

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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10 Responses to Tilt Shift London

  1. Bethy J says:

    I agree – and I love this effect!:) Thanks for sharing…

  2. I absolutely love your tilt shift shots! I’m fascinated with tilt shift. Those pics of Edinburgh are amazing… hard to believe those night shots and snow shots are real!


  3. Love these shots – its amazing how London looks like a miniature village! What software do you use for the processing? I might have to give tilt shift a try on some of my Paris shots.

    • Rebecca says:

      Hi Lucy,
      It’s a software I found online – I’ll email you the link. I’ve been putting together a collection of Paris pictures I think that the tilt-shift effect will work well on. Looking forward to seeing yours!

  4. Bethy Manor says:

    Hi Becca, tilt shift photography looks like fun! I’d like to try it but will you tell me what software to get for my Mac?

  5. Cabbie Notes says:

    Love the tilt shift effect, especially on a giant city like London. Miniaturized, it seems so accessible.

    • Rebecca says:

      That’s a really good point and probably plays into why I like the effect so much. It does make grand cities seem a bit more accessible, more humane.

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