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I’ve recorded an updated version of this video. Read the new post HERE. The video below is still relevant if you’re relying on the Photoshop transform tools to correct lens distortion, but the new video addresses the transform tools now available in Lightroom 3.x, and the concurrent versions of Adobe Camera RAW, allowing us to perform corrections on RAW images.
It’s usually the very first bit of feedback you get when you’re starting out in Interiors photography: get your verts straight! I heard it first from Mark Costantini, grizzled veteran PJ at the San Francisco Chronicle, when I was a stringer shooting hotels for the Travel section. Mark would review the 100 or so images I had uploaded for an assignment, pick out 2 or 3 to run, and admonish me on nearly every aspect of the shoot, starting with the verticals.
I’ve had the opportunity to coach more than a few shooters through the early stages of their interiors work, and correcting the verticals is always one of the first items to come up. I’ve seen a few tutorials on the web about this, but here’s my version, along with a little intro. I uploaded the video nice and big, so (after my face is safely off the screen) click the “full screen” button in the bottom left if you want to see what’s happening a little better.
Got your own technique? Share it in the comments!