I thought some readers make like to see a few before and after images that were adjusted with perspective control software.
What follows is a small selection of images from my shipping container home article. The first image in each pair is an out-of-camera jpeg, then followed by the image as it appeared in the article.
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You can see with the above image that after I adjusted some angles I also cropped the image a bit tighter.
The perspective control didn’t eliminate the blue entrance wall to the study so I cropped the image a bit tighter and also adjusted the white balance.
Adjusting the perspective in this photo ended up automatically cropping some of the distracting details at the top of the image. I tightened it up further to focus the viewer’s eye.
The angles in this image weren’t too bad, but making a slight adjustment makes it look a lot more natural. I purposely obscured the face of an individual in the image.
In the out-of-camera jpeg the photo almost looks like it is leaning forward. A slight change to the perspective makes it look more balanced and natural.
When you are planning to use perspective control software with your images it is always advisable to anticipate how the image may be cropped due to the change in perspective. You can see how some additional room was left at the bottom and right side of the original image in the pair above.
As a person becomes more familiar working with perspective control software it becomes much easier to frame your images differently to better anticipate cropping effects.
You can see how the tight space created a range of unusual angles in the above photograph. In these situations you often have to choose which perspectives to change knowing that some angles still may not be square. With the image above I chose to make the sides of the end wall perpendicular.
The angles were quite severe in the original photograph and made everything look very distorted. In this instance I choose to make the stripe on the wallpaper on the left-hand side of the room and the door frame perpendicular. This gave the entire image a much more natural appearance.
Changing the perspectives in an image can dramatically improve its visual appeal and can be beneficial to use with architectural subjects as well as with landscape, and street photography.
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