One of the hardest problems I have in taking good photographs, especially landscapes, is to keeping the camera level.

When you are taking landscapes it should be easy to be sure that the skyline in level, but for some reason it does not always happen.  If you do not have a skyline, try to find something  in the view finder and use that as a guide. Most digital cameras have small squares or guide lines that should help you. If your view finder is not something that you look through, but something that you hold away from you to see the picture you are about to take, then it is even more difficult to get the photo level.

In my case, many of my photos tend to lean towards the right just a tad. So I try to compensate and tip my camera the opposite way… just a tad. 

If you make your photos in a darkroom, you can straighten them out when you print them. But sometimes I do not notice the tipping until the print is made. The same goes when you are making the print on your computer. Photo editing software can help you solve the problem.. Now, when I am looking at the photo of Falls Mill that is the photo of the week, it now seems to be tipping towards the right.  

When you are taking closeup photographs of your children, family or friends it may be harder keeping the camera level.  As a matter of fact, when taking close up portraits of people, it may be more pleasing to have the camera tipped a bit.

Here is another view of Falls Mill. I think it is more level than the other one. Which view do you like best?

Just a subject to think about and to help you take better photographs.  Have a good week.

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