Let’s get things perfectly straight (converging verticals)

Hi everyone,

I’m not a big fan of converging verticals. One of the first things that I habitually do with my architectural works is correct for these, my favourite tool of choice being DXO Viewpoint. In my opinion, this program is pretty much a must-have for anyone interested in photographing architectural views. I also use their PhotoLab and previously Optics Pro software for some basic corrections but Viewpoint is a great product for more advanced correction and integrates with both Optics Pro and PhotoLab.

A small tip, when framing the scene do not frame the subject too tightly, leave a fair amount of “wiggle” room around edges πŸ™‚ as it’ll be needed when applying correction. Else you will end up with parts of the building cut off. This is the exception to my general habit of composing a scene 100% in the viewfinder and not cropping during processing. As an exception to the above I’ll not be using this process if I ever get to photograph the leaning tower of Pizza. πŸ™‚

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

2 thoughts on “Let’s get things perfectly straight (converging verticals)

    • Hi, thank you for your very kind comments which are most sincerely appreciated. It’s a tough game but I keep plugging away because I love it. I’m at my happiest when I’m working on a new work and experimenting with new ideas and techniques it give me a huge “buzz” . Have a great day , best wishes, Leigh

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