Receding Hairline has an interesting tutorial on how to turn you boring travel photos into a miniature models look alike. You can actually browse through his Flickr’s photo album for more samples. The main key towards producing a good looking miniature model images is snap the photo at a bird eye view angle. Preferably from a 5 story building.
The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.