Monday, April 27, 2009
Tilt-Shifting my Perspective
Tilt-Shift is a particular photographic technique which, as I understand it, allows for the correction of images taken through wide-angle lenses. There is a tendency to distort and for objects to 'lean' away from the centre of the photo. The use of specialised tilt-shift lenses corrects this. One other effect of these lenses is a narrow depth of field and, when this is allowed to blur at the edges, you get a truly odd effect.
The narrow depth of field simulates the effect of macro (close-up) photography and makes normal everyday photographs look like photos of intricate miniature models. It's just a trick of the eye of course, but it is quite extraordinary. Here are a few I knocked up today.