The do's and don'ts of Tilt Shift Focus Photography

The do's and don'ts of Tilt Shift Focus Photography



Do:

1. Use a tripod. This will help keep your camera still and allow you to make small adjustments to the tilt and/or shift of your lens.

2. Experiment with different apertures. A lower f-stop will result in a greater depth of field, which can be interesting for tilt shift photography.

3. Pay attention to your background. Tilt shift lenses can cause the background to appear distorted, so choose a background that will complement the look you're going for.

4. Use live view. This feature on most digital cameras will allow you to see the effects of your tilt shift before you take the photo.

5. Be patient. Tilt shift photography can be tricky, so take your time and don't be afraid to experiment.

Don't:

1. Don't use auto focus. Tilt shift lenses can cause the auto focus to hunt, so it's best to switch to manual focus.

2. Don't use too much shift. This can cause the photo to look unnatural and can be difficult to correct in post-processing.

3. Don't be afraid to use a little bit of tilt. A small amount of tilt can actually be quite effective in creating a miniaturized look.

4. Don't forget about composition. As with any type of photography, composition is important.

5. Don't get discouraged. Tilt shift photography can be challenging, but it's also a lot of fun. Keep at it and you'll eventually get the hang of it!

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