I believe Iím finally starting to get an idea of how tilt works and using it sometimes. I have stumbled across a few compositions where tilt canít quite manage because the wedge of acceptable focus doesnít cover the required elements in the image. Certainly I could use traditional focus stacking, but wondering if it is possible and indeed might be easier to use multiple shots where I move the wedge of acceptable focus instead.
Iíve attached a slice of an image were I struggled with this problem, the plant in the foreground is too tall to fit within the wedge so the top is out of focus. Additionally because the plant is on a hill the ground leading from the plant to the butte is actually going downhill so falls below the wedge. Also the top of the butte is slightly softer than most of the butte. so the question, can I tweak the wedge with focus/tilt changes then merge the resulting files like a focus stack? Or does changing the tilt make it difficult to merge the files. Seems 3 shots varying the tilt would get everything sharp, a focus stack would probably take 5 or 6.
Note: had trouble getting this to display at 1:1 on the web, so I took a 8800 pixel vertical slice, divided it in to three equal pieces and then lined them up side by side. Also shows better on web if I direct link it.
Any thoughts from those of you experienced using tilt to gain depth of field would be appreciated.