Keep Horizon Lines Straight is Today's Photography Tip

February 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

 

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If you are taking a beautiful landscape, there is nothing worse than realising afterwards that your horizon wasn't straight. If there is a horizon line in your photo and it's meant to be straight, make sure it is. Whilst this can be cropped and straightened afterwards it means you will have to crop the image to straighten it up and so potentially lose part of the beauty and alter the overall image.

The way to try to straighten shots is by looking through your camera’s viewfinder and checking that the image is even both sides - you can even move your camera up and down to see if the horizon line is straight with the edge of the frame and then move the camera back to the framing you want whilst ensuring to keep the horizon line straight.

It really is worth spending the extra moment to check this - you would be amazed at the number of photos I see with horizons that aren't straight - that should be - all because the person wasn't properly looking at the image they were taking - by stopping and really looking at what you want to capture you can ensure you get everything just as you want it and the horizon line is straight.

 

Of course there is always photoshop -  so post production can be done to sort it out if there is a problem of some kind, but getting it right whilst in situ means you wont have to crop the image and change it once you are back home.

Plus the viewfinder or the preview on your LCD is quite small compared to full-screen editing so this is another reason why you may realise it needs adjusting once you see it on a bigger screen. Simply rotate your images in post production software and crop out the empty spaces left once you have straightened it up.

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