The incredible shrinking machine (aka: your iPhone)

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I’ve been having some fun with my iPhone 4 and a few apps. TiltShift Gen is a photo-taking app that allows you to make and then convert a photo to one that has the characteristics of an image taken with a tiltshift lens.

The end result is a photo that looks like a miniature scene. Rey wrote about the tiltshift effect in this post.

The app accomplishes this by allowing you, once you’ve taken the image, to blur parts of the scene, creating the impression of a short depth of field, enhance contrast and saturation, and add a vignette.

In the above photo, I further boosted the colors and contrast in PhotoShop Express, Adobe’s photo editor for the iPhone, then added the black frame in my go-to iPhone camera app, Camera+.

The following were taken with Camera+ and “miniaturized” with TiltShift Gen.

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iphone, tiltshift, gen, camera+

iphone, tiltshift, gen, camera+

“One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.”       G. K. Chesterton

– Posted by Ed using BlogPress from my iPhone


About Ed Spadoni "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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4 Responses to The incredible shrinking machine (aka: your iPhone)

  1. Mark James says:

    Interesting effect. I’ve only used my phones camera for work related stuff but now you have me thinking. That’s why I follow you guys.

  2. Sharkbayte says:

    Very cool shots and information!

  3. Rodney says:

    Amazing Ed. I love the first photo… it would be interesting to capture a Christmas scene and miniaturize it. Do you know if they use this technique for film/movies?

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      Hi Rodney. Great idea about a Christmas scene -I’ll remember that. As for using this technique in movies, I don’t know but given the technology in use by film makers today, I’d guess the answer is probably yes. Ed

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