Category Archives: Scheimpflug

SCHEIMPFLUG: I-405 and the Holiday Inn tower.

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Here is the San Diego Freeway looking south near the Long Beach Airport. The Scheimpflug principle is a geometric rule that describes the orientation of the plane of focus of an optical system when the lens plane is not parallel to the image plane. Another name for this is ‘Tilt-shift photography’. Using the Scheimpflug principle can give common scenes a very unique perspective – the image often looks fake or like a model. But rest assured, its all real.

SCHEIMPFLUG: Cerritos College Football Practice

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Ever since college I’ve loved the word ‘Scheimpflug’. The Scheimpflug principle is a geometric rule that describes the orientation of the plane of focus of an optical system when the lens plane is not parallel to the image plane. Another name for this is ‘Tilt-shift photography’. Using the Scheimpflug principle can give common scenes a very unique perspective – the image often looks fake or like a model. But rest assured, its all real.