Tilt-shift photography is cool, if painfully hip. While there are plenty of ways to give it a go, if you're particularly cheap or like a challenge, you can always hack your DSLR to achieve the tilt-shift effect.
Ever wonder why you may look prettier in some photos and uglier in others, even with the same smile and the same lighting? It's all about the camera lens. These portraits -- taken by Stephen Eastwood -- show how this works.