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    My first steps in tilt-shift photography

    I found a very helpful tutorial on tilt-shift photography on this site. I've just started to experiment with my new Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II lens.

    I'd like to show you some of my first experiments, and ask if you have some comments on these.

    This one is probably a little over-tiltled, although vertical lines are real vertical. A little optical illusion.
    tilt-shift 06.jpg
    tilt-shift-06.jpg

    Vertical lines look better here.
    tilt-shift 04.jpg
    tilt-shift-04.jpg

    And some selective focus I like here.
    tilt-shift 12.jpg
    tilt-shift-12.jpg

    Cheers,
    Jelte
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    Re: My first steps in tilt-shift photography

    Hi Jelte,

    Welcome to the CiC forums

    Definitely an optical illusion in the first one, doesn't look correct, but seems to be if you check verticals - as you say.

    The second looks perfectly natural and to my mind is the best of the bunch.

    No.3 is useful to prove the point, but I think the effect deserves a better subject - this just makes me cross-eyed

    Cheers,

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    Re: My first steps in tilt-shift photography

    The first one is definitey iffy, but the other two are ok. Try a Cathedral close up, I find that really challenging since there isn't really a vertical.

    I would love a TS lens and good luck with it, it is however only useful for vertical panoramas but it opens up the scope for wider expression.


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    Re: My first steps in tilt-shift photography

    Hi Jelte,

    Congratulations on that spooky lense! - But promise never ever to do to do no. 3 again.

    No. 2 on the other hand is perfect, but a bit boring, while no. 1 is just exiting!

    Wikipedia has the splendid illustration below.

    Regards,


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    Re: My first steps in tilt-shift photography

    Thank you for the reactions.

    Dave, whicked photo that 3rd one, isn't it? What would be a good subject you think for such diagonal focus plane?

    Arith, probably there are more uses than just panoramas. I'm going to get as much out of this lens as possible.

    Hendrik, is the 3rd one that bad?
    Yes, I like the wikipedia page on tilt-shift photography.

    Cheers,
    Jelte

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    Re: My first steps in tilt-shift photography

    Hi Jelte,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jelte View Post
    Dave, wicked photo that 3rd one, isn't it?
    So wicked it is almost evil

    Quote Originally Posted by Jelte View Post
    What would be a good subject you think for such diagonal focus plane?
    Short answer; something that is diagonal, erm, say, the edge of a pyramid? Flight of steps?

    You can, and need to, alter the angle to suit the subject - as you have with the river boat shot on your website.

    Cheers,

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