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 is commonly misconstrued solely as producing miniature effects in your images. But tilt-shift photography is much more than producing toy towns. In this tutorial we show you six vastly different effects you can produce with the same tilt-shift lens.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.

Photo Anatomy: why Dan Chung used a tilt-shift lens to capture Usain Bolt

Photo Anatomy: why Dan Chung used a tilt-shift lens to capture Usain Bolt's 100m win

In our latest Photo Anatomy series installment, award-winning press photographer Dan Chung reveals how he captured Usain Bolt’s 100m final victory at the Beijing Olympics using innovative tilt-shift lens effects.

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.

Photo of the day: 14 June

Digital Camera World photo of the day

Toy Car by ‘davemac77′ was taken in Almeria, Spain. The unique effect of this photo is called ’tilt-shift’ and can be achieved either with a tilt-shift lens or in Photoshop.

Gallery: 27 fantastic examples of tilt-shift

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Tilt-shift is a popular style of photography that has increased in popularity in recent years. Taking pictures of images from a height or at a distance with a tilt-shift lens gives the illusion that large subjects are small and toy-like.