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Shift lens in the garden

Photographer Vincent Laforet has recently been getting a lot of attention for his aerial work with shift lenses. After seeing his feature in a recent New York Times Magazine, I decided I’d take out a few of our old shift lenses and go for a walk in the garden. Typically used to correct distortion in […]

Photographer Vincent Laforet has recently been getting a lot of attention for his aerial work with shift lenses. After seeing his feature in a recent New York Times Magazine, I decided I’d take out a few of our old shift lenses and go for a walk in the garden.

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Typically used to correct distortion in architectural photography, shift lenses can also be used to create a false sense of closeness by mimicking an extremely shallow depth of field. Such a shallow depth of field — or the amount of the image that is in sharp focus — is usually only attainable when viewing a subject from a short distance.

You can hear Vincent speak on his techinique and see examples of his work with shift lenses HERE.

  • V says:

    i like these…take more please!!

  • Graham says:

    If you want more tilt-shift photos, check out this flickr group of tilf-shift miniature fakes that I started a while back. After we got a mention on boingboing, our numbers have gone up past 3,000 members and 7,000 photos. It’s amazing how easy a little blurring in photoshop can make everything seem really wee.

  • Mark says:

    Here’s an article from a recent issue of Make Magazine on how to create your own tilt-shift lens for peanuts:

    http://www.creativepro.com/story/howto/25432.html?cprose=daily

  • jd says:

    yes, more please.

    these are rad.

  • Cameron Wittig says:

    Thanks! I may try again once the grass comes back.

  • Paulo Jordao says:

    Great pictures and Effects. I am a photographer in Miami ( http://www.paulopics.com ) and I thank that you did a great job.

    Paulo