15th April 2005, 06:19 PM
very nice illustration indeed.
Originally Posted by Ansel
too bad its not a freeware... so many scripts..
15th April 2005, 08:58 PM
Originally Posted by student
It is you again! You seem to have a thing against me. Can we sit down together some time, have beer and talk?
First of all, I say "some" distortion problems. Of course what is in a lens cannot be cured by having either large or small formats. We can tweak a little in Photoshop. But I am beginning to dislike Photoshop these days. So I will try to solve my problems even before the actual shoot. Photoshop, to me, is simply the last resort.
Last edited by photopurist; 15th April 2005 at 09:02 PM.
15th April 2005, 09:05 PM
hmmm ... this is definitely OT, but just to share my view ... i do not know of any software or sort that 'cures' or 'corrects' distortion caused by using wide angle lens, but unlike 'digital noise', i don't find distortions a problem. i'll prefer to work the distortion into the picture ... in fact i love distortions created by WA lens
Originally Posted by y0ngcheng
15th April 2005, 11:19 PM
Nothing against you at all! Just making things clearer rfr myself and others.
Originally Posted by photopurist
I could not understand how largeformat movements can cure distortions as you suggested in your first post. My experience in largeformat is really lacking. I do not have formal photography education like you have. So there must be things that I am not aware of. Perspective changes using movements, definitely. But the kind of lens distortions that this thread is talking about? That was why espn asked you to read the starting post again. But you stuck to your point, and I wrote to seek clarification.
Surely, my question was reasonable?
15th April 2005, 11:23 PM
That was my suggestion in the first place. An example is using very wide lenses, distortions are often apparent. Sometimes knowing how the lens work can minimise these distortions. But as you said, sometimes distortions can be used to good effect.
Originally Posted by eikin
An example is the use of distortions in Bill Brandt's nudes. Take a look at these images. Quite amazing!
16th April 2005, 03:38 PM