Your tilt-shift lens: more than just a miniature effect maker

How your tilt-shift lens can solve the most annoying photography mistakes: free photography cheat sheet

Everyone has probably heard of tilt-shift lenses. A tilt-shift lens is named as such because it has a ‘tilt’ mechanism that changes the angle of the lens relative to the body, tilting it to the left or right, or up or down. It also has a ‘shift’ mechanism that shifts the lens up or down or from side to side.

In our latest photography cheat sheet below we’ve illustrated how a tilt-shift lens can be used to correct some of the common photography problems that plague many photographers.

5 things you need know about tilt-shift lenses

5 common questions about tilt-shift lenses

Tilt-shift lenses are useful optics for a number of reasons, but most commonly they are adored for their ability to render everyday scenes as miniature models. Most compact cameras now even offer creative filters which recreated the effect of tilt-shift lenses. We answer five key questions about tilt-shit lenses that you need to know before using one.