Easily create your own tilt shift photos with TiltShiftMaker

There is something magical about tilt shift photos – I’m not much of a photo buff, so I’m easily amused by minor optical tricks.

Normally, making a tilt shift photo involves a special lens, or a ton of Photoshop knowledge (2 things I lack).

Enter TiltShiftMaker.com – this online tool does all the hard work for you, and is as simple as uploading a photo and moving a couple of sliders around.

It still takes a little practice to get the best results, but since the site is both free and easy to use, anyone with a little spare time could be producing some amazing tilt shift images in a matter of minutes.

After the jump, my first couple of attempts at Tilt shifting some of my photos. As you can see, I have not yet mastered the art of sliding little controls around, but I’m confident I’ll get there.

Oh, and yes – I am fully aware that I am about 2 years behind the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in photography.

Tulips at Keukenhof in the Netherlands

Model boats in a Parisian park

This one is totally cheating, and completely missing the point – it is a tilt shift photo of a miniature cheese market model (You can see the “real” people in the background).