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nikonover Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jul 2010Fri 24-Aug-12 02:48 AM
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"lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"


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Hi Guys,
I'm a newbie to this stuff,I am going overseas next year,a lot of time will be photographing the beautiful colorful buildings around Moscow.
I can't afford a tilt shift lens and would like to know if lightrooms 4 lens correction will help,also what I should do regards lenses, Should I use a wide angle or tele lens. Thanks in anticipation, Mal.

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Fri 24-Aug-12 03:57 PM
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#1. "RE: lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"
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Fri 24-Aug-12 10:51 PM by esantos

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Lightroom's lens correction corrects for lens distortions like pincushioning, vignetting (light fall off), and barrel distortion. The predominant issue you will be facing shooting tall buildings is keystoning which is created when you tilt the camera upwards to include the tops of the structures. This causes the vertical lines of the subject in the image to converge. In order to correct this in post processing you have to use something like Photoshop's Transform tools. There are several choices in this tool such as Perspective Correction to help mitigate this problem. A tilt/shift lens allows you to raise the lens upward while keeping the camera film plane perpendicular to the ground, thus eliminating the keystone distortion.

As far as choosing between a wide angle and a telephoto lens for architecture both have their uses. The wide angle would be used to photograph a building in its entirety while a moderate telephoto would be a good choice to single out interesting architectural elements of the buildings.

Ernesto Santos
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kj_fi Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2007Fri 24-Aug-12 05:06 PM
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#2. "RE: lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"
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Hi,

I think you're wrong. Lightroom 4 has 'Vertical' adjustment slider in its 'Lens Corrections' panel.



Notice the V-shape of the image.

Best regards,
Kari

  

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eyciboy Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2009Fri 24-Aug-12 05:50 PM
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#3. "RE: lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"
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LR 3.6 also has the vertical adjustment, which works quite well. A couple of caveats - you may end up with a significant crop, and, you will need to ensure you have enough "dead" space around the targetted areas so that you can do the crop, otherwise you may lose important details in your image. I have used the tool successfully but usually forget my two caveats noted above!

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Fri 24-Aug-12 06:22 PM
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#4. "RE: lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"
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Fri 24-Aug-12 06:23 PM by esantos

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I'm not wrong Kari. Did I say that Lightroom DID NOT have this correction feature? I specifically avoided mentioning what capabilities LR has because I do not use the program to this extent. I said that one would need to use a tool SUCH AS the one in Photoshop. But thanks for the additional info anyway.

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kj_fi Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2007Sat 25-Aug-12 03:28 PM
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#5. "RE: lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"
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Vantaa, FI
          

Hi,

sorry for misintepreting you but you did list some other features which, unless I had known about keystoning in LR, would have made me assume that it doesn't exist. Anyway, I didn't know about it myself, until I watched a Lightroom video tutorial a 3-4 months ago. Perhaps it's well hidden or maybe I just haven't had enough need for it.

Best regards,
Kari

  

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#6. "RE: lightroom 4 for tilt shift of photos,thoughts please"
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The perspective correction works well in both LR and ACR. It's attractive because it's non-destructive. I use it frequently.

Rick Walker

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