Tilt-shift Tokyo!

Posted in Japan on 26 November, 2009 (19:28)

Tilt-shift Tokyo!

Inspired by the awesome Uniqlo Calendar and a recent post over at Mikes Blender I decided to have a go at photoshopping some of my pics to mimic a tilt-shift lens effect!

Above we obviously have Shibuya Crossing, taken from an overpass inside the station, this shot works pretty well as it’s taken from a nice high angle.

Next is a shot of Ueno, looking down towards the lake. Again it works quite nicely being a downward shot, the sparse scattering of people is nice too.

I decided to try some ground-level shots to see how the effect changed them, I like how this shot of Asakusa really draws your attention to the foreground now but that huge temple is still very much part of the shot.

Imperial Garden
Again a low-level shot, blurring the background and ramping up the contrast really add to the visual goodness in this shot!

A rather funky Shinjuku night shot, the hedge in the middle of the street looks so perfect it could really be a model! 🙂

Shibuya Bus Station
Last but not least is this shot of Shibuya Bus Station, not the first time i’ve used this shot but the tilt-shift effect really changes it I think! the buses look so bright and perfect – reminds me of toys I had when I was a kid!

Hope you enjoyed these pics, this is the tutorial I used so give it a try yourself!

Thanks for reading! Here are some of my other posts you might like

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6 Responses to Tilt-shift Tokyo!

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  1. Jamaipanese on 6 December, 2009 at (01:30)

    awesome pictures man!

    I might steal a few of these for a future blog post while linking to the source of course ;). That is, if thats ok with you.

  2. James on 6 December, 2009 at (19:26)

    Of course!i’m just happy someone besides me thinks they aren’t total rubbish 🙂

  3. Pingback: Awesome Tilt-shift Photography Examples | Jamaipanese

  4. MKL on 8 December, 2009 at (18:20)

    Read about you on Jamapainese. Awsome pics, great job 😀 Good luck 🙂

    • James on 9 December, 2009 at (12:10)

      Glad you liked them! I’m looking forward to taking lots of new pics to experiment with later this month. It’s such a funky effect that hides my mediocre camera work 🙂

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