30th December 2004, 06:39 PM
When is tilting the horizon alright?
Hi people! I know that as a general rule of thumb, it's best to avoid tilting the horizon when taking pictures.
But, are there any exceptions to such a rule and that tilting the horizon will actually make the picture looks nicer and more comfortable?
In which kind of photography is tilting the horizon used?(eg. portrait, landscape,etc..) Any photos that u can post to let us see how such pictures will look like?
Thanks for sharing ur advice!
30th December 2004, 07:13 PM
Well, I'll tilt only when neither landscape nor portrait mode can frame up what i want but very seldom.
30th December 2004, 08:52 PM
when you know what effect you want.... go ahead. there are no rules for photography...
30th December 2004, 08:56 PM
whenever u feel like it.
Originally Posted by asturias105
because u are the one who makes the image
31st December 2004, 12:35 AM
If you tilt, tilt more. The ever-so-slightly tilted horizons are the ones which is irritating. To to the extent that it shows your intention, and not show up like a mistake on your part.
31st December 2004, 09:09 AM
erhm.....as rule of thumb, try not to do it for landscape shots....coz a tilted horizon will look bad for the scenery.....
for all else....y not....rules are made to be broken....
31st December 2004, 11:12 AM
31st December 2004, 12:51 PM
IF, IN YOUR EYES, tilting makes for a stronger composition, do it! Otherwise don't.
2nd January 2005, 02:57 PM
2nd January 2005, 05:50 PM
it depends who you are shooting for, if it is a paid job, it is better to know the preference. If you are shooting for yourself, then the only rules are your rules.