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Steve Mills

Tilt-Shift photography? Anyone have experience with this?

Posted Thursday, July 7, 2011, at 9:52 AM
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  • Apparently it is not new to our daughter. She likes it best on landscapes. It made the Disney buildings look like models

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 11:10 AM
  • Steve: Tilt-shift photography first showed up many years ago when photographers mostly used large view cameras with bellows, and by "tilting" and "shifting" the front lens and/or the film plate, you could change perspective. Architectural photographers were the major users. It allowed them to "correct" the keystone effect that you get when looking up at a building, tree, etc.

    Modern day lens makers in recent years developed lens with the ability to do that...again primarily used by architect and landscape photographers. It's a useful tool for the professional, or an expensive toy for the hobbyists.

    -- Posted by marnold1118 on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 2:46 PM
  • I was not aware it could give the result they seem to be achieving, making things seems unreal. I used to do something like this with the bellows of an enlarger, but it was to correct issues not to make special effects.

    While I am sure I will never buy a modern day lens, I would like to see one, just to learn. Are they something a camera store like Wolf's or Dury's might carry or just special order?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 3:48 PM
  • Steve, I'd rather think that Dury's (downtown Nashville) would be your best bet to look.

    -- Posted by marnold1118 on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 10:58 AM
  • I have not been there in a long time. It will be a good reason to go back.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 11:13 AM
  • I have not been there in a long time. It will be a good reason to go back.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 12:33 PM
  • Hmmm, I am seeing double. I guess I REALLY need to get back to Dury's.

    That brings a question to mind, is there a good photography shop South of Nashville?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 9, 2011, at 7:30 AM
  • Couchs in Tullahoma and Bateys in Murfreesboro was where I went for my camera needs but I believe they have now gone by the wayside. I know Bateys is definitely. I hate to say it but if you want camera gear you may have to head to Nashville.

    -- Posted by Photographer one on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 9:59 PM
  • I Went looking for Batey's a few years ago. I believe the fellow I used to talk to all the time was Spencer, but yes, they are no more.

    I used to frequent the Dury's at 100 Oaks and only been to their Ewing Avenue location once. I thought that was the only one left, but Googled another on West End.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 5:31 AM
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