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June 25, 2014

5 Tiny Planet Pro app tips from the man who made it

“Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence”

So said Paracelsus, the German Renaissance astrologer, in the 16th century. Fast forward 400 years and a fantastic app, which has taken the Lumia universe by storm is helping man create microcosms. We are, of course, talking about Tiny Planets PRO. Tiny Planets photos are not only beautiful, but they can be seen as projections of humanity summed up in a tiny world–creativity at its finest. To celebrate an app that we’ve been loving and we know you have too, we got in touch with the man who made it, Malaysian Yin See Tan. We asked him to share his top tips for making a Tiny Planet that’s out of this world and he delivered in style. To see for yourself, read on!

1. Watch out for the edges

Make sure that the edges of your planet blend nicely–rough edges can be the ruin of a perfect world.



2. Get high

Take it from up high. The higher you go, the more of a “tiny-planet” feel you will get.




Athit Sarnpiriya

3. Use it on people

People can make a tiny planet more interesting, so experiment with using it for group photos.


Tiny Planet Pro (That’s Yin See in the middle)

4. Get some action

Don’t be afraid to incorporate action into your tiny planet shots, it can turn out really great.


Viviane Chaves

5. Shoot for the sky

The more sky that you have in your shot,the better. More sky, less ground.


Horco 9264


Horco 9264

“But really”, Yin See says, “all you need to do is go crazy and go wild”.

And there we have it, 5 world-changing tips on how to create the best possible tiny planets that you can dream up, from the creator himself. What do you think? Have they got you itching to have a go? If so, be sure to share your photos down below and if you have any other tips, we’d love to hear those too.

Image credit: Aloysius Ting