10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

How to annoy photography snobs: 08 Tilting horizons

Classic mistakes when cropping photos: slanted horizon

Landscapes, especially those with trees, buildings or water usually don’t look quite right if they’re photographed with the camera at a slight angle.

We expect to see trees growing straight up, buildings being perpendicular to the ground and water being level and anything off kilter can draw negative comments.

If they’re not you can expect a photo snob to point it out for you.

However, rotating the camera to a 45degree angle from level can produce very dynamic results.

It doesn’t work with every scene (far from it), but it’s a useful, easy technique for all sorts of situations, especially when you want a frame-filling shot of an awkwardly shaped subject.

PAGE 1 – How to annoy a photography snob: 01 Blown-out highlights
PAGE 2 – How to annoy a photography snob: 02 Soft images
PAGE 3 – How to annoy a photography snob: 03 Visible noise
PAGE 4 – How to annoy a photography snob: 04 Shooting portraits from below eye-level
PAGE 5 – How to annoy a photography snob: 05 No eye contact
PAGE 6 – How to annoy a photography snob: 06 Colourcasts
PAGE 7 – How to annoy a photography snob: 07 Converging verticals
PAGE 8 – How to annoy a photography snob: 08 Tilting horizons
PAGE 9 – How to annoy a photography snob: 09 Imperfect joins
PAGE 10 – How to annoy a photography snob: 10 Great shots from compact cameras

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