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  1. newbie1

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    Selfies are really not my thing but I've given it a go and taken inspiration from all the people at the airport here on Skiathos doing the same thing :)

    EXIF 17mm (shifted up), f16, 1/2000th ISO 1250

    [​IMG]skiathos_2018 by Good Lux Photos, on Flickr
     
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    Brave chap - standing under an F70 of that vintage!

    In fairness they’re pretty reliable, and it’s not often that bits drop off!:D
     
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    Happy to report I’m still in one piece :) who’s up next? A bit thin on entries this month?
     
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    C'mon - you didn't think that he was actually there do you ? ....that's why he looks like he's just standing in front of a background and stuck on..... :devil:
     
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    Good entry. What does (shifted up) mean?
     
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    Shifting up controls perspective distortion. I’ve tried similar shots with fish eye and super wide angle and the problem is that standing close and pointing up in the sky to get the plane and the ground in results in heavily distorted verticals. The tilt-shift took care of it very well. See perspective control section in the article below.

    Tilt–shift photography - Wikipedia
     
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    I see so is that built into the lens or done in software?
     
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    It’s possible to correct perspective distortion with software like Lightroom. In this case it’s so extreme I found it doesn’t work.

    A tilt shift lens shifts the center of the lens up and down and I find much more effective solution. This is what I used for the photo no additional software correction needed.

    Here is the lens I used - looks quite different to other lenses due to the controls for tilting and shifting Canon TS-E 17mm lens - Wikipedia
     
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    Is the tilt-shift controlled manually? I wouldn't mind having a go with one but they're pretty expensive/rare.
     
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    Yes it’s manually controlled. No autofocus. Picked up mine second hand. You could try renting to test one out for much less.
     

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