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Langford's Basic Photography, 10th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox

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Appendix B: Camera Movements

The term "camera movements" refers to the group of features offered ori some cameras by which the lens and/or film plane shifts sideways or pivots. The advantage of a camera with movements is that it can get you out of all kinds of difficulties, particularly in architectural or still life studio photography. Using movements, you can increase depth of field, adjust the apparent shape of subjects, even photograph square-on views of reflective surfaces without your reflection showing.

The most comprehensive range of movements is to be found on large format cameras, but some are offered by medium format professional cameras too. Special lenses allowing movements are made for 35 mm SLRs (see Figure B.1).

In a normal camera ...

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