Correcting perspective


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Correcting perspective

So I'm in the Financial District here in San Francisco, standing in front of this really nice building with this colonnade in front of it, and I want to get a shot of it. As I look at it here with my naked eye, I see a little bit of perspective distortion, but not a lot. However, to get the shot framed, I'm having to use a pretty wide-angle lens. I'm using a 24-millimeter wide angle, and I cannot get any further back from it to use a longer focal length, so I'm pretty much stuck here with this framing. And when I shoot with this framing, here's what I get: I get a pretty wildly distorted building.

I'm getting--I mean, okay maybe not wildly distorted, but I get a lot of distortion. I get a lot of perspective shift going up the columns. That's not really what it looks like to my eye. I would really like to square it off more. So this is where I'm going to go to work with my tilt-shift lens. This is a 24-millimeter Canon tilt-shift. So what I'm going to do i...

Correcting perspective
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Correcting perspective provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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