As an architectural photographer, the main types of lenses I use are tilt-shift lenses. These prime lenses are unique in how they operate because they allow you to move the internal elements parallel to the sensor. This can be extremely useful for perspective control and ideal for shooting architecture. The question is, are they vital or just overpriced?
Photoshop and Lightroom are two very powerful image editors. I've tried a whole host of options but based on how I prefer to work I generally use these two pieces of software more than most others. One of the features is the ability to correct the vertical and horizontal perspective in an image. This is a really useful tool and one that I use regularly. What I wanted to know what was just how powerful these tools were and how they compared to shooting with tilt-shift lenses. In a recent video, I decided to compare both methods to see what kind of results you could produce. Considering the fact that I had already spent so much money on buying tilt-shift lenses, one could say I had a slight bias. Having said that I wanted to remain objective throughout and decided to a do full comparison using a number of different lenses and methods.
Check out the full video to see how each method compares to one another and let me know what you think. I'll be sure to reply to as many comments as I can.