• Tuesday , 7 April 2020

Using a Tilt-Shift Lens for Focus Control – Video & Photography Tutorial

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From Jay P. Morgan,

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are shooting out at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Here we will look at the process of using a Tilt-Shift lens for focus control.

Before we break into the lighting lesson, we will talk about how the Tilt-Shift lens works and how we will use it as a creative focus tool for our shoot today. I have a 45mm 2.8 Tilt-Shift lens. I like the focal length because it gives me a great focus effect, and I can use it in smaller spaces without distortion when shooting people.

For the lighting lesson, we are going to set up inside the C47 with the 82nd Airborne. The door will be open, and we will direct smoke to flow into the door from the Rosco 1700. We will not fight the sun but set the color balance to tungsten and let the sunlight go blue.

I will be shooting at 200th of a second shutter speed and f5.0. The ISO is set at 160. This will allow us to shoot strobes inside the airplane and balance them with the sunlight streaming in the door. We will be using Dynalite strobes today to light our scene. Keep those cameras rolling and keep on clickn’

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20 Comments

  1. Stevie Sounds
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    the ambient shot inside the plane was great.

  2. krish arts & photography
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Nice & Thanks 🙂

  3. Pavel Alexeev
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    That was not bad, but man!!! you are talking toooo much!

  4. Brian Dodd
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    This is far and away the best description of how the tilt function of a tilt/shift lens works. I've seen far too many tutorials and should have started with this one!

  5. Shane Kadlecik
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Needed more product placement

  6. EvilisMe
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    I'd love to see a war movie/comedy with this lense, looks very cartoony

  7. peter ilencik
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    well camera UP and all the sh…t going in to camera , not so good change

  8. Jason Sun
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Wow. Amazing. I thought I knew a bit about photography. Then there's real professionals out there, and they put me right back in my seat.

  9. Flying Piggy
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Probably the best- because you kept it very simple – video on Youtube on this subject. Trust me I have watched fair few. Cheers mate.

  10. jennimareeh
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Excellent shoot and info

  11. OneAxis
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Hey great video. What camera are you using here?

  12. Chris Booth
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Excellent info – you're a very good educator. Honest bit of feedback: I could hardly pay attention to your teaching because the music is so distracting in the production. If you could dial that back…or just eliminate it from the body of the video, I personally think it would be an improvement. Thanks, though, for the great info.

  13. KISHAN AGRAWAL
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    sir i live in india i always have dream to make film and live in america but i watched approx all great films…so if you give me place to live i will work for you….

  14. KISHAN AGRAWAL
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    my email is 26kishanagrawal@gmail.com

  15. KISHAN AGRAWAL
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    sir i want to work with you because i like photography give me one chance

  16. MoDizzle
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    what is the best tilt shift lense to use for video

  17. Patrick Gallagher
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Hey Jay P!  Patrick from way back in the day of T 106! Researching some photo gear and I came across this Vid.  Good to see your still at it!  Been at it a few years myself.  Gotta come visit you and your studio!   Good to see ya!

  18. Michal Finkelstein
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Such a lovely video…. I love it!

  19. Oviedo Media
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Nice video learning, could be that better with cinema lens or not?.

  20. Joseph Sheehan
    March 24, 2018 at 11:52

    Wonderful video! It was very impressive how well the photos turned out using the tilt lens, temp change in lighting and a bit of fog. It looks extremely professional, nice work!

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