Tilt-shift lenses can allow photographers to capture unique, creative images that would otherwise be impossible to capture in camera. While you can add a tilt-shift effect in post, which many may argue, it is still not the same, especially if you’re capturing subjects across multiple planes of focus. Shooting at narrow apertures will allow you to get closer to achieving the effect, but as mentioned, it’s not quite the same, and it’s definitely not the point.