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.
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.
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.
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.
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.