Tilt-shift photography: how to use 1 lens for 6 very different effects

Tilt-shift photography: how to use 1 lens for 6 different effects

Tilt-shift photography effects: 03 Avoiding obstructions or reflections

Tilt-shift photography effects: 03 Avoiding obstructions or reflections

Sometimes it’s impossible to position the camera to avoid obstructions such as fences appearing in the frame.

However, it’s often possible to use the shift movement to alter the viewpoint enough for the obstruction to be just out of the frame.

The shift can also be handy for avoiding including a reflection of yourself when shooting shiny surfaces.

Tilt-shift photography effects: 03 Avoiding obstructions or reflections

You simply move to one side (or up or down) and then compensate for this change in viewpoint by shifting the lens to let you recompose the shot without the reflection.

PAGE 1 – Tilt-shift photography effects: 01 Correct converging verticals
PAGE 2 – Tilt-shift photography effects: 02 Panoramic shots
PAGE 3 – Tilt-shift photography effects: 03 Avoiding obstructions or reflections
PAGE 4 – Tilt-shift photography effects: 04 Toy town effects
PAGE 5 – Tilt-shift photography effects: 05 Sideways tilt
PAGE 6 – Tilt-shift photography effects: 06 Increasing depth of field

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