September 29, 2011

Machu Picchu, Peru

Photograph by Claire Wroe, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

The tilt shift lens, often used in architectural photography, is fun to use for rendering actual settings into scale-model worlds in which people look like toy figures. Because you’re altering the planes of focus and drawing the eye to a narrow area of the photograph, a specific point of interest must be included. In this image, the two small figures walking through the "maze" are essential elements. I love that one of the people is wearing something red, providing the only bright color in the entire image.

Photo Tip: When using the tilt shift lens to show a scene as a world in miniature, be sure to have a clear point of focus, such as a person or people within the scene.


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