Lightroom series part 14: How to simulate a tilt-shift lens effect in Lightroom

Lightroom tilt-shift effect
(Image credit: Sean McCormack)

Tilt-shift lenses are designed to change the angle of the focal plane, as well as allow perspective corrected photos of buildings. Generally the tilt property is used to increase the depth of field at wider apertures, allowing you to get landscapes in focus at f/8 rather than f/22. With the potential for diffraction at f/22, getting the same results at f/8 is fantastic.

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Sean McCormack

Sean McCormack is a commercial, advertising, and editorial photographer, book author, and regular contributor to Digital Camera magazine based in Galway, Ireland. He has extensive experience with Lightroom, dating back to its original beta version, and has tried out just about every plugin and preset available. He has also created his own premium presets.