Tilt-shift Lenses and Effects are Too Cool!

February 1, 2010

Landscape, Photo Tips

Most architectural photographers and many landscape photographers (including my friend Andy Williams who created this wonderful image) rely on tilt-shift lenses to control perspective and depth-of-field . . .  among other things.

That control comes at a hefty price, which is well worth it for the pro and advanced amateur. If you are on a budget, you can simulate the effect in the digital darkroom. One easy method is to use FocalPoint 2 from onOne Software. It’s easy to use and fun – especially when you “paint in” focus and blur.

Explore the light,

P.S. Check out Andy’s photography workshops. Great fun and good learning! Re this image: six shots, Canon 24 TS-E shot portrait-orientation. Shifted up/down for each shot.


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