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DIY Tilt-Shift Photography Lens [Weekend Project]

Tilt-shift lenses create a great miniature effect on photographs of everyday things. The problem? These specialized lenses are insanely expensive [1] (think $1,000 range). This video from Make demonstrates how to make a DIY tilt-shift lens on the cheap.

Tilt-shift lenses work by slightly rotating the camera’s lens, creating a very shallow depth of field that makes pictures of normal things—like, say, a cityscape—appear to be macro photographs of miniatures. (Read more on Wikipedia [2].)

The results of this DIY version may not be quite as polished as a professional tilt-shift lens, but it’s undeniably cheaper. We’ve highlighted another method for tackling a DIY tilt-shift lens once before [3], so if this nice video walkthrough isn’t up your alley, that guide may be. If you’ve given it a try in the past—or you have experience with tilt-shift photography (apart from software [4]based [5] solutions), let’s hear about it in the comments.

Weekend Project: Tile-Shift Photography [6] [Make]

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Continua a leggere – Original Link: DIY Tilt-Shift Photography Lens [Weekend Project] [12]

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