6+ things you need to know about a perspective control lens

Perspective control lens, also called tilt-shift lens, gives a photograph a whole new look based on perspective. Many photographers greatly enjoy the effects the lens has on their shots. Here are 6+ things you need to know about a perspective control lens.
Perspective control lens changes the perspective of a shot. This can be minimal or obvious, based on how the composition is shot and how the lens is angled. Check out the details below on how to best use a perspective control lens.
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1. Tilt-shift
Also called a tilt-shift lens, a perspective control lens can move the image's focal plane so that the perspective of the image changes. The design of the lens allows it to shift, tilt, and rotate.
2. Rule breaker
A perspective control lens breaks many traditional rules of photography. Those who enjoy taking photos of architecture can greatly benefit by using a perspective control lens. Converging vertical lines can be corrected on architecture by using this type of lens.
3. Camera angle
You would angle the camera upward when taking a photo of a building, without a perspective control lens. With these special lenses, there is no need to angle the camera. The lens automatically corrects the converging vertical lines by making them straight in the shot.
4. Converging vertical lines
It's quite common for buildings to look a little distorted in photos due to perspective. This distortion is called converging verticals since the vertical lines are the ones that appear wider than they really are. Using a tilt-shift lens can correct these distorted lines.
5. Depth of field
You can achieve an almost unending depth of field with The Scheimpflug Principle. This is where you move the plane of focus the same direction as the subject. The image will be in focus at different points on the subject plane.
6. Minis
Photographers can create scenes where everything appears in miniature with a tilt-shift lens. Blur is added to these photos to imitate a shallow depth of field, making everything appear closer than they are. This is also a fun and creative way to practice using this type of lens.
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7. Landscapes
Landscape photographers can benefit from using a tilt-shift lens. This lens can help lower distortions that are common with wide angle lenses. Perspective control lens can also be used with panoramic shots. Using this lens can also help take away some of the distortions also common with panoramic photos.

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