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Architecture Photography - What is Photo Convergence?

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

-How to prevent Convergence-

What is Convergence?

Aim a camera with most lenses, level to a structure and you will see parallel lines at the edges. As seen in the photo below, when you tilt the camera back you will see the bottom of the structure spread and the top narrow... that's convergence. The lines are no longer parallel.

The Tilt-Shift (T/S) lens-

The T/S compensates for that distortion. The lens moves, not the camera keeping the vertical lines parallel and straight.. While the camera remains level on a tripod, the lens shifts up or down to get the desired composition. Straight and accurate lines are essential to a clean shot that best captures the Architect's design.

The the concept certainly applies to interior shots as well.


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