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| p.1 #1 · Food photography - Does one need a TS lens or TS adapter ?? |
Does one need a TS-lens or a TS-adapter for food photography?
I know that it can be very interesting to blur to one's wishes the
foreground as well as the background with a TS-lens or TS-adapter.
However, my concern has to do more with the "roundnes" of the
plate. With a regular lens, as I understand, one may not be able
to prevent the plate from getting the shape of an oval when angling
the camera on a tripod. Sometimes a picture of the full
plate is demanded, but it can be hard to avoid the plate deforming
and starting to look like an oval. Is it necessary a TS-lens or
Here is a video made with a TS-lens. In any case, if I one has to buy
tilt and shift for the camera, I would feel more atracted to using a
TS-adapter, instead of buying a TS-lens because I already have a
couple of lenses that I could use with an adapter.
The first video is this one. It is with a TS-lens:
The following two videos show the photographer, David Loftus,
who works with Jamie Olivier. In the first video, he talks about
what makes a good food photographer and shows some shots.
It seemed to me that in a few of them the plate had an oval
shape. In the second video he talks about the lenses he uses.
These are pictures taken from above and there are no problems
with the oval shape produced when angling. The pictures are
very nice and they may give you an idea for a few dishes for
In this video, they take pictures of food, bt the plates are mostly not
round-shaped. At the end of the video, one can also see a few shots of
interiors made with wide angles. I wonder if these shots were as wide
as to be made with a 25 mm. lens (in 35 mm. format) or wider:
Thank you very much in advance, kind regards,
igmolinav : ) !!!