Beautiful Tilt-Shift Timelapse Features a Tiny Sydney, Australia

Tilt-shift photography is a technique that make scenes appear to be miniature by blurring part the top and bottom slices of the photograph. The effect is traditionally done using special lenses that allow you to tilt them in different directions to shift focus, but tilt-shift can also be replicated using programs like Photoshop. In the timelapse below, Filippo Rivetti added the effect to the entire clip, creating a very vibrant and very tiny Sydney:

Rivetti captured the thousands of photographs required to make this timelapse in various landmarks around Sydney, Australia using his Canon 5D Mark III and 7D, either of which were outfitted with a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 24mm f/1.4, or a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4. Check out some of the stunning stills he captured:

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Sydney harbor photo
Sydney opera house

The stills that make up Tiny Sydney were edited together using software called LRTimelapse with some of the special effects coming from Adobe’s After Effects, mainly the lens blur responsible for the tilt-shift look.

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