Instagram has released a new update for its Android application this week Instagram for Android v1.1.0, which adds a fantastic tilt-shift feature to the application.
Tilt-shift allows you to easily alter the depth of field in your photographs, enabling you to focus on certain aspects of the photo while placing the other elements further out of focus, as in the images below.
Normally to be able to achieve realistic tilt-shift effects you would need a special lens, that provides the ability to physically tilt the plane of focus and shift it to adjust the position. However Instagram has now added a digital equivalent of this to its Android application. Instagram explains:
“By adding a realistic blur to the setting around a focal point, you can emphasize the heart of your photos and even make some scenes look miniature.”