Tilt-Shift Lenses: How They Work and How to Use Them

Everybody knows tilt-shift lenses can be used to get a "miniature" effect, but many photographers are oblivious to their other, more traditional applications, and even fewer understand exactly how these lenses work. The folks at LensPro ToGo are here to clear things up.

Lensbaby Announces the Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby today announced the new Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic, the latest product in the company's creative effects lens stable. It's a manual focus 50mm f/3.2 lens with a metal body and a tilt design that lets you control your depth of field in-camera.

Remotely Control the Direction and Angle of Your Off-Camera Speedlights with the Panlight

There are times when having an extra hand while on a shoot would be a huge help, especially when you’re dealing with multiple lights that are mounted high up in a stand. Thankfully, a clever contraption is in the works that will rid you of these troubles, making it easier than ever to adjust your speedlights’ positioning on-the-fly whether or not you have an assistant nearby.

It’s called the Panlight and it’s essentially a remote-controlled pan and tilt head designed to be used specifically with speedlights and third party triggering systems.

Disorienting Portraits of People Walking About in a Tilted World

Brooklyn-based photographer Romain Laurent's "Tilt" project from 2009 is one that turns an oh-so-simple concept into unique photos that instant grab your attention. Each photograph shows a person standing, walking, or skateboarding in an urban environment, except the whole world is tilted around them.