15 Awesome Tilt Shift Photos from Around the World

Venice, Italy - Tilt Shift Photos

Awesome Tilt Shift Photos from Around the World

It’s been a while since we first published our photo essay of awesome miniatures from around the world. We had good intentions to publish a second post shortly afterwards, but that seems to be well over a year ago. Who knew having a baby would be so time consuming?!

You may recognize a few of these photos as past Photo of the Week selections. In case you missed the first post, here’s the link.

The miniature effect is achieved by combining heavy saturation and sharpness with “over blurring” to the areas that are out of focus. In photography circles, this technique is called ’tilt-shift photography’. Although we must confess that we created the effect using photo editing software, not with our actual camera and lens. Old school photographers will call us cheaters, but we’re okay with that – we have fun making these photos.

We hope you like them!

Temples of Angkor, Cambodia - Tilt Shift Photos

Child bull-rider at the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Mosel Valley, Germany - Tilt Shift Photos

Cute village in the Mosel Valley of Germany

Wadi Rum, Jordan

The fiery orange desert plains of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Zurich, Switzerland

River boat in old town Zurich, Switzerland

Easter Island

Mysterious moai statues at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

Prague, Czech Republic

Cityscape of Old Town Prague, Czech Republic

Ankara, Turkey

Busy bus terminal in Ankara, Turkey

Yokohama, Japan

Passionate baseball fans in Yokohama, Japan

Udaipur, India

Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India

Machu Picchu, Peru

The legendary lost Incan City of Machu Picchu, Peru

Mykonos Island, Greece

Little Venice on Mykonos Island, Greece

Petra, Jordan

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Omis, Croatia

The seaside village of Omis on the Croatian Coast

Vancouver, Canada

 Harbour views of Vancouver, British Columbia

Luzern, Switzerland

The peak of Mount Pilatus in the Swiss Alps


We’re curious – which one is your favourite photo?

Do you like the miniature effect?

Share your feedback in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you!


About Traveling Canucks

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.