Tilt! Shift!

Quick post today.

Those of you that are familiar with my work know that I primarily shoot architecture. Having a subject that doesn’t move or talk back is pretty great. I wanted to be an architect when I was a kid which might have something to do with my love of Lego growing up and always making sure I offset each brick for maximum stability when creating something.

Anyhow, I rented Canon’s 24mm Tilt Shift lens from Henry’s over the weekend because I’m considering getting one but I wanted to take one for a bit of a test drive to see how I liked it. I wasn’t able to use it as much as I hoped to, but I kind of got hooked from what little time I had with it. 

A tilt shift lens is hugely beneficial in architectural photography. The lens can literally shift up and down or side to side—not to mention bend—and keep everything nice and square. You can also make wide-angle panoramic images with no distortion. A dream for me, really.

I think I’m in love.

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