Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a refresher, commercial photographer John Cooper will walk you through the basics of using tilt-shift lenses for architecture and more.
Sometimes a little home reverse-engineering can do wonders – or at least make for a fun weekend project. Here’s how to take a $120 lens and convert into a tilt-shift, saving yourself about $1,000. Of course, you could just rent a tilt-shift lens but that is not the point! Live a little – break an old lens and have it be reborn into a tilt-shift.
Dragging my carcass out of bed at 4:30am on Labor Day, I hauled myself over to the Marin Headlands to shoot for a piece on Tilt-Shift lenses. To my surprise, I found fellow photographer and BorrowLenses.com VP of Marketing Jim Goldstein already there, hard at work as well.
There are many ways to create panoramic images. One of my favorite ways to create panoramas is by using a tilt-shift lens. It’s a little unconventional but let me explain why I love it.