Architectural Photography & Tilt- Shift Lenses

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Architectural | No Comments

In Architectural Photography a shift lens allows the photographer to control the appearance of perspective in the image; the lens can be moved parallel to the film or sensor, providing the equivalent of corresponding view camera movements. This movement of the lens allows adjusting the position of the subject in the image area without tilting the camera up, or moving the camera back. it is often used to avoid convergence of parallel lines, such as when photographing a tall building.

In this his brief Video, Houston photographer Sylvester Garza illustrates the use of a shift lens.  It allows the photographer to control the appearance of perspective in the image; the lens can be moved parallel to the film or sensor, providing the equivalent of corresponding view camera movements. This movement of the lens allows adjusting the position of the subject in the image area without tilting the camera up, or moving the camera back. it is often used to avoid convergence of parallel lines, such as when photographing a tall building.

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