25 Tilt-shift

A different perspective

Mona T. Brooks

The Idea

Cameras are made so that their lenses are positioned perpendicular to the film and camera body, and with the majority of lenses it stays that way, With a tilt-shift or perspective-contra I lens* however, you can adjust the angle and position of the lens, giving you greater control over the content of your photos-and your angle of view. Such lenses will not only change the perspective in your images, they will change your whole perspective on photography The only downside of these lenses is their price-they are not cheap. However, many rental houses offer a variety of Canon tilt-shift and Nikon perspective-control lenses. Canon offers four lenses, ranging from 17mm to 90mm, and Nikon ...

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