Tilt and shift lenses can be a very valuable tool for photographers. They can be used to create several different special effects that can really make for a creative image. One of these coolest effects these lenses can create is known as tilt-shift miniature faking.
Tilt-shift miniature faking gives the illusion that you are looking at a miniature, handmade set when, in reality, you are looking at a real landscape. To put it simply, it takes a real scene and makes it look like something from a stop-motion animation or a diorama. The camera plays with the depth of field and results in these unreal images.
Check out these examples below. They will really leave you questioning whether they are real or not.