The Lion City: Tilt Shift Timelapse Dream

This spectacular time lapse was shot last year in Singapore by photographer Keith Loutit who specializes in shooting time lapse videos using tilt shift lenses.

In the video you can see two of the main “effects” a tilt shift lens can produce – miniature effect and selective focus. according to Loutit: “For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the use of the technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore”.

For the time lapse Loutit used several cameras – mostly Nikon D3s and D4 as well as Canon 5D MKII. For creating the tilt shift he used large format bellows and classic Rodogon & Nikon lenses or modified enlarger lenses.

As you might remember we had a short video showing some of the capabilities of tilt shift lenses here recently and if you want to see more of what this type of lenses can do make sure to watch it (we are preparing a review of a new tilt shift lens which we shall publish soon).

You can find more interesting timelapse videos on our timelapse section here on LensVid.

Via: Planet 5D.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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