Tilt shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small and medium format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. A tilt-shift lens allows for the rotation of lens against the image plane (tilt), as well as the movement of lens along the image plane (shift).

Below I have compiled some of the best tilt shift photography examples. All examples are linked to their sources. Clicking on the pictures will take you to where I found them, and will allow you to see a larger version and learn more about the photographers. You may also want to take a look at the following related posts: desert photography and low light photography.

1. Grand Central, Tilt-Shift Fake, New York City

Grand Central, Tilt-Shift Fake, New York City

2. Malta Tilt Shift

Malta Tilt Shift

3. Sunny day At the Beach

Sunny day At the Beach

4. Minireal


5. Tilt Shift Photography, Vatican City, Italy

Tilt Shift Photography, Vatican City, Italy

6. Miniature Picture

Miniature Picture

7. Traverse City Farm

Traverse City Farm

8. Brooklyn Bridge Tilt Shifted

Brooklyn Bridge Tilt Shifted

9. Faux Tilt Shift Photography

Faux Tilt Shift Photography

10. Tilt-Shift – Thunderbirds

Tilt-Shift - Thunderbirds

11. Venice – Tilt Shift Photography

Venice - Tilt Shift Photography

12. Tilt Shift Train

Tilt Shift Train

13. Snow Tilt Shift Photo

Snow Tilt Shift Photo

14. Cleveland Clinic Miniature

Cleveland Clinic Miniature

15. Shot in Downtown LA

Shot in Downtown LA

16. Little Game

Little Game

17. My Tank Trucks

My Tank Trucks

18. Little Church

Little Church

19. My own Oil Tanker

My own Oil Tanker

20. Tilt-Shift Seattle

Tilt-Shift Seattle

While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that I missed some other great resources. Feel free to share it with us.