Tilt-shift photography, often made with a specialized lens, lets you put an area in focus while blurring other areas and distorting the photo’s perspective. One awesome side effect is at play in the above photos — toy-sized basketball players gathering on a court; mini-people enjoying a sunny stretch of beach. We’re used to seeing such a short depth of field in the photographing of tiny things. So when this effect is applied to subjects that are actually far away, they appear strangely miniaturized. Ta da!
Tilt-Shift photography is the art of faking miniature like pictures, using some creative techniques you can manipulate normal daily images to miniature scale models.