Tilt Shift in the Windy City

I’ve been dabbling in Tilt Shift more and more.  I am looking for motivated ways to make it part of my time-lapse workflow.  I did come across a nice piece of my hometown (Chicago).

Unfortunately the piece lacks proper credits… so any info in comments welcome.


I am going to be doing some of my own experiments this week with tilt shift.  I have a new lens with me as well as the Miniature Effect in my D7000.  I’ve got a 1 day trip to the Magic Kingdom planned and I think we’ll pull off a few shots of the crowd to see how things look

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

Posted on August 15, 2011, in Time-lapse and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. So is your new lens a Tilt-Shift lens, or did you just process it with your Miniature Effect and in post? Looks great! I’m working on making a montage of timelapses for Northwestern, just for fun.

  2. Photographed, directed and produced by Tony Lytle at WGN-TV in Chicago. He shot entirely with a Tilt-shift, it was not done in post. The long version was cut down to a 30 sec spot for WGN.

    Jim Cutler

  3. What gave the piece that stutter effect? Frame Rate? If so, what rate?

  4. Richard Harrington

    It’s typically done at 1 fps or 2 fps. You can the stretch the movie 300 to 500% in AE to repea frames