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The Visual Story, 2nd Edition by Bruce Block

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Appendix

PART A Nodal Point Photography

Nodal point panning and tilting occur when the optical center of the lens is placed directly on axis with the pan and tilt movement of the camera.

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This keeps the optical center of the lens fixed as the camera is panned or tilted.

Originally developed for making camera moves in miniature and special effect photography, the nodal point tilt and pan will create absolutely no relative movement from FG to BG. Most conventional camera tripod heads are not set up for nodal point photography and will always create minor but perceptible levels of relative movement between the FG and BG.

PART B Depth of Field: Lenses’ ...

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