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How do I tilt a lens to get an entire street in focus?

Firstly, I believe you have a misconception. You quote, Tilt until G is in the image (green). and you ask, What if G is not in in the image or cannot be placed into the image by tilting? Unless ...
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How to make an architecture photo stand out?

You can wait for a very specific lighting (dawn, sunset), atmospheric events (fog, clouds, storm). You can add a concept to the picture : lego figurines, human characters, accessories, staging. You ...
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How do I tilt a lens to get an entire street in focus?

My other answer demonstrated that you can't use lens tilt to recreate the photo with sharper focus along Wacker Drive. But it's not hard to achieve the goal with a regular lens. It seems to me the ...
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How do I choose between an ultrawide zoom or the kit zoom as a beginner interested in architecture and landscape?

You're basically considering two different types of lenses: a "walkaround" zoom, and an ultrawide zoom. The 18-55 is less expensive because it's also sold to go with a camera body in the box, and you ...
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How do I choose between an ultrawide zoom or the kit zoom as a beginner interested in architecture and landscape?

"Kit" lenses are often very good value for money, for two reasons - the manufacturer makes them cheap so they can be included with a camera without raising the price too much, and they don't want the ...
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How to make an architecture photo stand out?

If you want something different from "the average Taj Mahal" picture you have to find something that the others hasn't focused on yet. I have never been there, so I cannot tell for sure. Try to find ...
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How to make an architecture photo stand out?

With just camera Lighting Lighting and Lighting. Wait for good lighting, a storm, a dramatic sky, a harsh 3pm shadow, an early morning fog, a late night star show. Focus on composition. What speaks ...
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What exactly are tilt shift lenses and why are they so important

See wikipedia. The "shift" part makes verticals stay parallel (in the canonical architecture photo). Of course you can fix the perspective in Photoshop, but this loses either pixels or definition. If ...
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How can I tell what gear is appropriate to shoot architecture and street while travelling?

Your question can not be answered objectively. Yes, there are some lenses specialized in architectonic photography to eliminate perspective distortions. But you are not working for an architectural ...
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Large rooms using wireless flashes

First of all. Good work. That situation is a challenge. I am writing this answer, more to myself than to you. Things and methodology that I need to put into practice more often. So I do not know what ...
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How to make an architecture photo stand out?

When people did this with actual film, infrared was a go-to for architectural photography, mostly because of the dark skies and light foliage. You can see examples here and here. You can take infrared ...
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What is the typical FOV / focal length for house interior shots?

The equipment and methodology can vary greatly from one real estate shooter to the next. Some use the Canon 11-24 on FF, many use the Nikon 14-24 also on FF. The Canon 14mm/2.8 is another one. The 10,...
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Architectural photography on micro four thirds

It isn't focal length that is the primary concern with much architectural work, it is angle of view. A ยต4/3 lens must have half the focal length of a FF lens to give the same angle of view. There is ...
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How do I tilt a lens to get an entire street in focus?

For me, it is easier without the math. By "it" I mean the Scheimpflug Princple of course. This is the mental model I use. It explains an untilted lens in terms of tilted lenses rather than ...
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Large rooms using wireless flashes

I think the second shot looks better not only because you maintain the scene out the windows, but also because you've got a more consistent color of light throughout the frame. The sunlight coming in ...
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How to land your first gig as architecture photographer?

A lot of jobs are referrals. Assuming you had a kit & ability to edit and have a process to deliver a sellable product, ie deliverable page. You got to start somewhere, and it's good to trip over ...
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Large rooms using wireless flashes

It just looks to me like you needed more images to cover more dynamic range. E.g. in the first image your windows and window highlights on the floor are more overexposed, and the foreground floor/...
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How to make an architecture photo stand out?

Those postcard shots show the places in the most pleasing way, but usually fail to show the spirit of the place. Perhaps show the building when the cleaning takes place. Perhaps look at what happens ...
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How to use wide-angle lenses on cloudy days?

UWA Lenses can be fun on dull, cloudy or rainy days. I met one in the Canadian Rockies - freezing cold, sleet & snow, foggy, dull & cloudy. So here is what to do for that Color & Pop in ...
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