Halifax, Nova Scotia
When I worked with large format cameras, I would occasionally use tilts to create extremely shallow depth of field - usually in portrait images. In 2005, when I sold my last view camera, I expected that this approach would be left behind, but the purchase of a tilt-shift lens (originally purchased for my Nikon system, and now used with a Nikon to Canon lens adapter) has put the technique back into my reach. This image, from the very end of the session with Elissa, takes full advantage of the lens, keeping the focus on Elissa’s eyes, but throwing her body progressively out of focus, in a way that even an 85mm f/1.2 lens (which naturally has extremely shallow depth of field) could not achieve.
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