What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

What is Tilt-Shift Photography?

Tilt-Shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Expert TIlt-Shift Tutorial Step #3

Step 3. Choose Gradient Tool

Choose the Gradient Tool by pressing G on the keyboard, or select the Gradient Tool icon. Be sure to choose the Reflected Gradient option (the fourth icon along before the Mode drop-down).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Expert TIlt-Shift Tutorial Step #2

Step 2. Enter Quick Mask Mode

Open the image in Photoshop and enter Quick Mask Mode by pressing Q on the keyboard.

Step 3. Choose Gradient Tool

Choose the Gradient Tool by pressing G on the keyboard, or select the Gradient Tool icon. Be sure to choose the Reflected Gradient option (the fourth icon along before the Mode drop-down).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How To Create Amazing Tilt-Shift Photos Tutorial Part #1 by Myah Bailey

Step 1: Photo Selection

When choosing a photograph for the tilt-shift effect, bear in mind that you want to give the impression of a miniature model. Miniature models are usually viewed from above so try and choose a photo with a higher point of view. Take out any imperfection in the image such as graffiti or trash. Always make a copy of you cleaned up image so that if you want to use a layer mask later it will match. 
 Make sure to keep checking back, step #2 will be posted later this week.
-Myah Bailey

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bryan Solarski on Paperwork Gallery

 Amazing new work from Bryan Solarski, among NYC's premier tilt-shifters, is now available at the link below.  And, scroll down for my of Bryan's work for sale here on this website.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tilt-Shifted Van Gogh!

These beautiful images are courtesy of Serena Malyon at www.mymodernmet.com.  Apparently, the images were created by a very artistic third grader using photoshop alone.  They were able to put a new spin on these masterpieces using tilt-shift techniques.  I am smitten.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Worthington Sunset

Portland's own Josh Partee combines tilt-shift and time lapse into a really cool video! Sunset on Wortington.  Portland has never looked cooler! Thanks for the video, Josh. For more of Josh's work, check out his youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/parteestudio

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tilt-Shift Updates

Tilt-Shift Fans: I wanted to take a minute to offer some updates on the Tilt-Shift America Project:

1. The show is going on right now at Ground Coffee in Hood River, and will be there until September 10th. 

2. The show will travel to Lake Oswego, Oregon on September 15th.  However, prints are limited and changing, so don't hesitate if there is a piece that you are interested in.

3.  We are accepting applications presently for our 2011 Tilt-Shift America Project shows.  The submission guidelines are on this website, make sure to get in your submissions, the sooner the better. 

More updates coming as the project grows. 

-Photo by Wmandra courtesy of smallburst.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tilt-Shift America Project to Be Featured in Rediviva Magazine Next Week

The premiere arts magazine for the entire Columbia River Gorge will feature a piece about the Tilt-Shift America project, and its artists!  I will post a link, and some images as soon as the issue is out!

Thanks for all the support, keep checking, I have some more big announcements coming soon!

Contact me to purchase any of the tilt-shift pieces: edmondbailey@yahoo.com

Photo: Train by Vincent Laforet, http://www.laforetvisuals.com/

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tilt-Shift Marches On To Ground Coffee Hood River

The Tilt-Shift America photography collection will be on display August 6th - September 3rd at
Ground Coffee in Hood River Oregon.

The show features the tilt-shift photographs of:
Myah Bailey
Erynn Rose
Bryan Solarski
Tony Fugere

Ground Coffee roasts their own beans, to make sure that they have the freshest most delicious coffee in the Gorge.  Make sure to try the Ethiopian blend, it is amazing. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tilt-Shift's Biggest: Vincent Laforet

Vincent Laforet: The biggest name in tilt-shift photography in the world right now.  I couldn't have a blog about tilt-shift, without mentioning the master.  Unfortunately, Vincent has been too busy winning photography prizes, working for the most circulated magazines in the world and being named as among the most influential photographers in the world to participate in the Tilt-Shift America project so far.

Make sure to visit his blog, an absolute must read: http://blog.vincentlaforet.com (which is where I got this image).

His Bio:
Vincent, a three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, is a director and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling. In addition to having been commissioned by just about every important international publication—including Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life—Vincent is considered a pioneer both for his innovative tilt-shift and aerial photography and in the field of HD-capable DSLR cameras. In fact, his short film Reverie, the first 1080p video shot with a still camera, was seen by more than 2 million times on the first week of its release in 2009.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 24th: Wine, Chocolate and Tilt-Shift!

Saturday July 24th 5:30-8:00: Wine + Chocolate + Tilt-Shift Photography! 
The Benjamin Benjamin Gallery
1720 NW Lovejoy, Portland OR.

Details about the wine and chocolate coming in future posts!  

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Opening Night! / Important Tilt-Shift Announcement

The Tilt-Shift America Project Opened July 1st!  We want to thank everyone for their support of the show!  We are grateful to have such great supporters, and artists. The show was a big hit!

Tilt-Shift America will be on display from now until July 31st, Tuesday -Friday 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-2:00.  Myah Bailey's work is also available on etsy: www.myah.etsy.com

THE PROJECT CONTINUES!  Arrangements are being made for a tilt-shift presentation later this month (I have a big name artist who is interested, but I don't want to jinx it until it is finalized, so I can't say who the artist giving the presentation is just yet).

Thanks again for the support, look for more announcements later this week.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fifth Artist Announced: Bryan Solarski

With great enthusiasm we want to announce that Bryan Solarski will be the 4th artist in the Tilt-Shift America Project!

I have admired Bryan's "Little World" series for years, having seen it countless times on other tilt-shift blogs featuring the best tilt-shift photos.  But, it was when I saw the "Little World" series on Jen Bekman's Hey Hot Shot website I felt validated in my love of Bryan's work, and it was at that moment I decided to create the Tilt-Shift America project.  Thanks for being in the show Bryan, you among a small group of masters in the tilt-shift world.

Artist's Statement:

The aesthetic goal is to have the images look like miniature scenes through the Tilt-shift style of photography.  By doing this, the images become more vivacious and inviting. This allows the viewer to rediscover the locations.  Representing the locations this way enables the viewer to reconnect with childhood by recalling the feeling of living in a smaller world where scale seemed less cumbersome.  Viewers can recall creating scenes of playing with Lego’s or action figures. These images are reminiscent of childhood memories in hopes of inspiring a playful and innocent feature from that time frame into my images.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fourth Artist Announced: Myah Bailey

So, since Myah owns the Benjamin Benjamin Gallery, and has been doing tilt-shift photography for several years not a lot of people will be surprised she is in the show.  BUT, Myah's new series surprised me:

A Little Risque': Myah Bailey tilt-shifts Portland's finest 18 and older establishments.

Pre-order available on all other series, these are limited edition and only available after June 1st.

Artist Statement: Myah is an emerging artist living in Portland. Born and raised in Connecticut, Myah received a BFA from Eastern Michigan University in 2003 where she studied fine art photography and telecommunications. Though academically trained in photography, much of her current body of work employs drawing. Since moving to the Northwest, she has fully immersed herself into the art scene, including opening the Benjamin Benjamin Art Gallery in Hood River. The beauty of the gorge and it's mercurial weather inspired her current series "Ecotone”, “Tilt Shift”.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Third Artist Announced: Tony Fugere

When we started this project, we had two objectives:
1. Gather our favorite tilt-shift photographers, and collect them together for the first time.

2. Discover new tilt-shifting talent. 

Tony is our best example of new talent discovered.   I have been in those Colorado passes, and the feeling is ant-like, but extremely pleasant.  This photo captures the feeling better then any words I can conjure. 

Keep taking great pictures Tony, we will keep booking you for shows!
Artist Statement:
I have always had the desire to photograph. Capturing moments in time to share with others gives me great satisfaction. Over time I have found myself wanting to take unique photos. Although I have a better technical mind than creative, I explore with angles, lines and light in search of the photo that no one has seen. In the past six months, I have discovered tilt-shift faking using digital photo manipulation software. Being the geek that I am, I had to play with the technique. I climb to new heights (literally) in order to capture a new miniature fake. My ultimate goal is to show others what I see in my travels. This technique allows me to transform a perspective of reality into a world of toys and models.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Second Artist Announced: Maureen Delaney

Maureen is a true master photographer, armed with the full arsenal of photographic implements.  Equipped with all the knowledge that comes with an MFA, a large format camera and a tilt-shift lens her pictures capture nature and the human figure in a way I have never seen. 

Maureen ventures away from the brightly colored cityscapes that are so often associated with tilt-shift photography, and instead captures nature & the human figure with a power that can only be showcased with black and white film. 

I was first introduced to Maureen Delaney at the Springbox Gallery right here in Northwest Portland, and I have been smitten ever since.  With great enthusiasm we welcome Maureen Delaney to the Tilt-Shift America Project! 

Maureen's Artist Statement:

Through the meditative process of photographing my figure in landscape I find peace and harmony within. The quiet beauty of the woods allows me to free my analytical mind as I feel more connected to my body and in turn can feel the energy of nature. The touch of my nude flesh against the earth’s floor is very primal and instantly I feel a connection to mother nature. My photographic journey is extremely personal and intuitive as I discover nature’s sanctuaries within our vast world. Upon further contemplation of each image, one can continually discover new relationships and meanings.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tilt Shift Pioneer: Chel White

Chel White, a legend here in the Northwest, is generally given credit as the first to use Smallgantics, a technique used for tilt-shifting motion pictures.  It was first used in 2006 in the Thom Yorke music video Harrowdown Hill.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Another Brilliant Picture from Erynn Rose

Contact me at scott@benjaminbenjamin.com for information about prices and pre-ordering pieces before the show.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First Artist Announced: Erynn Rose

I first was introduced to Erynn Rose in 2009 when reading the January issue of Seattle Magazine. The magazine included a feature article on his work, and the emerging field of tilt-shift photography. At that time I was already fascinated with tilt-shift photography, and immediately knew that I needed to have Erynn's work in my gallery.

We are so excited to bring Erynn's world class tilt-shifting to Portland for the first time! A true master of his craft, Erynn has been recognized not only by Seattle Magazine, but also by MyNorthwest.com for his ability to bring new perspective to Seattle's landscape.

Erynn's Artist Statement:

"My goal is to try to show something I find fascinating in every frame. I look for something new in places I've been many times before.
I want to capture the growth and change of life, land, and cityscapes using every trick I can to help fulfill my vision.
I use anything film and digital with in-camera tricks and digital post-processing, I don't limit myself. I love to use tricks like tilt-shift to give an often-seen view new life and perspective."

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Location!!

The Benjamin Benjamin Gallery has moved from Hood River to Portland!!! Make sure to update your GPS, the new location is 1720 NW Lovejoy, Portland Oregon.
The new gallery location is conveniently located right next to Elroy Artspace, the partnet gallery in the Tilt-Shift America Project.
Stay tuned, and tell your friends. Starting next week we will announce the artists who have been chosen to participate in the show. Let me tell you, we are honored, we have collected most of the best tilt-shifters in the world.
-Photo courtesy of Jackie Avery

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Update on Walter Ioss Jr.!

So, not a novel by any stretch, but Walter emailed me yesterday!!! Looks like our project has gotten his attention. The words of the legend:

"hi scott, i am not a tilt shifter. have only used it a little on 4x5. thanks for thinking of me. best, walter"

--Well, he might have only dabbled in the tilt-shift medium, the influence he had is amazing. I am touched and honored that he contacted me. Tell your friends!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tilt Shift Pioneer and Legend Walter Iooss Jr.

The Tilt Shift project continues to march forward, with more submissions and the buzz growing every day. But, today I wanted to write a little about a tilt-shift hero of mine: Walter Iooss Jr. A legendary sports photographer, who has taken a lot of the most iconic sports images of the last 20 years. His photos have been on the cover of sports illustrated more than 300 times! And, he is among the original tilt-shifters. I was struck immediately when I saw his tilt-shift work, and immediately I was hooked. Unfortunately, I can't post any of his work, it is all copyrighted, but I highly recommend any fan of tilt-shift dig for his photos.

Keep the submissions coming! More announcements later this week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Largest Collection of Tilt Shift Photography Ever Assembled in the Pacific Northwest

The Benjamin Benjamin Gallery & Elroy Art Space are teaming up to bring together the largest collection of tilt shift photography in the history of the Pacific Northwest!

Stay tuned to this blog for more announcements about the show.

Artists: We are still accepting submissions, so contact me right now with your tilt shift work and information: tiltshiftamerica@gmail.com

-FYI: Those who don't know, the Elroy Art Space is Portland's premiere art gallery featuring mid-century modern art. The Benjamin Benjamin Gallery was opened by Myah Bailey in Hood River in 2008, and features a variety of artists and types of work.


Monday, March 22, 2010

TIlt Shift America Gaining Steam!

Photographers, keep the submissions coming! We will continue screening, so far the results have been amazing!

More announcements coming this week, keep checking in!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day #2 of the Tilt Shift America Project

The search for tilt shift photographers has begun!!! Please keep applying by contacting me at tiltshiftamerica@gmail.com.

I have just booked the second art gallery that will carry the tilt shift show! The show be at the Benjamin Benjamin gallery in Hood River (www.benjaminbenjamin.com), and a show at Elroy Artspace (www.elroyart.com ) in Northwest Portland!!!

I am so psyched, I am so in love with tilt shift photography, the world is going to love this project!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcome to the Tilt Shift America Project!

I have been a fan of Tilt Shift Photography for years, but have never been able to find a central location where I can purchase Tilt Shift Photos from multiple artists.

The Tilt Shift America project is meant to create a place for tilt shift artists to sell their photos. Currently we are accepting applications for new artists, and we will roll out the sales website in the Spring of 2010! Artists will be accepted on a rolling basis, and all contracts will be negotiated on an individual basis!

There will be a Tilt Shift show at the Benjamin Benjamin Art Gallery in Hood River in July 2010, and I am currently negotiating for other venues nation wide!

I have seen your work, and I love your work!!! Lets get this going and bring some amazing tilt shift photography to the people!!!!

email me at tiltshiftamerica@gmail.com with your information, examples of your work, website if you have one.

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