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    How to capture vertical subjects.

    Of course all of the above is good advice.

    I think the issue of perspective is also part of what Karsaa might find troubling about the recent picture of the church. Small changes in angle of the camera make big differences in perspective with wide angle lenses.

    I would like to pose a further question on the issue of managing vertical perspective. For purposes of this discussion assume I do not own a TS lens, since I donít!

    To take a picture of a vertical object ( like the light houses already mentioned or the tower attached) one could get closer, angle the camera upward to fill more of the frame and then correct perspective in software. There is some loss of detail in the areas that the software expands. That is what I did in the example attached.



    tower by Danny Watson, on Flickr Tower 2 by Danny Watson, on Flickr


    Alternatively one could move farther back to get the camera horizontal, fill less of the frame with the object and then crop/ enlarge. That loses some detail, too.

    Either one carried to extreme does not seem optimal.

    How do you experienced guys decide how close / how much vertical angle to have in the original image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDNitehawk View Post
    Take a look at this video, LR has many tools to fix all types of distortion.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/ho...orrection.html
    There is a difference between the distortion that comes from the lens itself and distortion that comes from the perspective you shoot.
    Do not confuse the two.
    I was wondering, how much of that distortion on that church picture comes from the fact that i forgot it to the infinity?

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    I think I know this one!

    The focus set to infinity has made the foreground softer. (Possibly a good thing, depends on what you wanted.) That would NOT cause other types of distortion.

    The camera axis was pointed slightly upward, causing some convergence of vertical lines toward the top. It also had a slight horizontal tilt compared to a strong horizontal element like the church roof. Those can be fixed in several editing programs, with small loss of image detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karsaa View Post
    I was wondering, how much of that distortion on that church picture comes from the fact that i forgot it to the infinity?
    I would say none.
    I have never seen or read an article that would tie to the two together.

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    I toyed around with LR's tools and got the picture somehow more straight. I think i also had not totally parallel camera angle when shooting. Well, atleast i know now to be carefull with the lens =)

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