Creating the “miniature” or tilt n shift effect is super easy these days and can add a whole new dimension to a photo. It creates that toy like effect in a photo if done correctly, and the great thing is you can do it in Photoshop in a few minutes.

  • Open your photo. Preferably a shot from above as I have posted for greater effect.
  • Add a quick mask.
  • Add reflected gradient. Drag gradient from point of focus to top of the photo.
  • Go back into normal mode
  • Add lens blur and play with the radius until you satisfied.

And thats it! Enjoy! I would love to see some of your own examples… 🙂


Coloring In!


A bit of quick fun to start the week! Coloring in like the good old days  🙂

For those of you who have not attempted it, give it a try if you have photoshop. This was a super quick version. Create a layer for the skin. Choose a close color. Change layer mode to color. colour in. Check colorize under hue and saturation and make small adjustments until you happy. do this for each layer you make for eyes, clothes, lips etc…

Most of all, just have fun!!!

Unexpected Suprise


A lot of the times when I shoot in or around my house, my kids like to trail along and see how they can distract me 🙂 On this occasion, as with many, it worked to my advantage. I originally set out to take a landscape photo for my next article, but when I saw them standing there holding hands I just couldn’t resist! ….I will get to that landscape shot I tell you!