I have been playing around with making fake tilt-shift images lately. I used this tutorial to complete my images: Fake tilt-shift tutorial. I think using a true tilt-shift lens would be so much more rewarding. Not knocking the fake tilt in Photoshop because it really works wonders, but the real thing would be awesome!
I also found this photographer (Vincent Laforet) who uses a true tilt-shift lens to create his images. Check out his portfolio and then head to his blog, he has a plethora of photography information. There are many more photos out there to gawk at, just do a web search for tilt-shift and you will be amazed.
Here are my takes using fake tilt-shift:
I also shared a bit about this some time ago, go here…