Ashley in SC says:
My wife and I started in real estate photography about a year ago and love it! We have purchased and are using a 17mm and 24mm Canon Tilt Shift lenses. I would like to know if there is any book or video that can teach us more about the use of these lenses in real estate photography. I feel like there is still something we are missing. One question we have is about the height of the tripod and how it affects the output image in relation to the subject and possible distortion.
There are no books I know of that are dedicated to tilt-shift lenses but if you google "using tilt shift lenses" you will find many articles on the subject. Also, if your go to youtube.com and search for "tilt-shift lens" you'll find many tutorials on the subject.
I think the most important aspect of tripod height when shooting interiors is the point of view you give the viewer. The best height is usually 36" to 48". In areas where there are counters, just above the height of the counter. In areas where there are under-cabinet lights high enough so you can't see the lights.
Read more about how to pick the right tripod for your specific scenario.