Shift Tilt

Tilt and shift are technical terms in photography that have to do with how perspective is rendered in the final output.

A view camera can translate 3D reality into a two-dimensional medium by tilting and shifting the film plane. It’s a challenge that is never easy.

This St. Louis sidewalk portrait employs a creative technique that shares the same name but is much easier.

Asking the subject to tilt her head a bit changed the end result in a very positive way.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.