5 common lens problems (and how to solve them)

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    Lens Problem No. 3: Converging Verticals


    Problem No. 3: Converging Verticals

    The problem
    You’ll usually see this when you’re shooting architecture from ground level with standard to wide-angle lenses (download our free architecture photography cheat sheet).

    Tilting the lens has the effect of distorting the scene’s perspective, causing the building’s verticals to converge towards the top of the frame.

    The solution
    Either hire or buy a dedicated tilt-and-shift lens, which can be used to straighten verticals, or apply a perspective tweak later in Photoshop.

    PROBLEM No. 1: Lens Flare
    PROBLEM No. 2: Vignetting
    PROBLEM No. 3: Converging Verticals
    PROBLEM No. 4: Barrel Distortion
    PROBLEM No. 5: Lens Diffraction


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    Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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