September 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm #14071
I have been trying my best to shoot very tall building (16 stories), but every time, its edges lean towards inside while going upwards, I have been trying different angles, but for no benefit. I still believe there must be a solution for this. Please help!September 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm #14076
When I was in Singapore, I used to lean backwards on the roads literally to capture high sky-scrappers there(if you are very near to a sky scrapper).
Well add couple of your photos (as links)& let all of see what you are trying to shoot & then we would be able guide you better.September 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm #14449
There are two common workarounds for this. First, either you can move further away from the building to reduce the field of view (as distortions or converging lines are caused by wide angle view). You might have noticed that when you shoot close-ups at wide angle, it tends to distort the image. Secondly, you can climb up a bit higher to take the shot.
Also, try to avoid tilting your camera upwards – frame the shot by keeping the camera parallel to the ground.
Well, if you have already taken the shots, you can correct them in Photoshop or Lightroom. In fact it’s easier to do so in Lightroom with Lens correction panel.September 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm #14474
I tried three methods suggested by you, and the good news is that all three seems to be working perfectly for myself. Moving away from the building has been a great help to me. Climbing up on the lorry helped tremendously and made converging edges as they go upwards, almost straight. However I am still striving to make the camera parallel to the ground, hence I am soon going to buy a tripod. And all the three techniques seem to be working simultaneously, if I don’t follow even one of the these, building become narrower as it moves upwards.
Only I understand the joy it gives to capture the building my new office is in!
Thank you so much for your help!
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