Probably the coolest aspect of being a part of a photo collective (shameless plug) is that we share and pool equipment. We recently bought a 45mm f/2.8 tilt-shift lens and I got to play around with it for a few days while I was out on assignment in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Unfortunately I can’t share those photos yet until the story runs, but I can share my test shots as I tried to figure out how the lens works.
For those who don’t know what a tilt-shift lens is or does, here’s a quick explanation.
I took my camera for a walk on a few occasions while working on the story, mostly to get a sense of the area, but also because it’s relaxing just to compose with no need to produce a certain photo.
Now, onto the photos. Click on the photos to view them larger, because they’ll look so much better, trust me.
Stay tuned for my upcoming investigative story looking at rural youth in Wisconsin for the Center, where you’ll actually get to see the “real” photos from my trip.