Should the Horizon Line Always be Straight and Level
one of the most debated questions in photography is. Should the horizon line always be straightened level? I don't want to that question. I'm going flying a straightened level Horizon is out primordial point of reference. When we're lost, we seek the horizon to help tell us where we are and when we find it, we're overwhelmed with comments. This'll, calmness crosses into the photograph. A photograph with a straightened level horizon evokes feelings of serenity, Peacefulness and tranquility. And if that's your aim, which in a genre such as landscape photography, it almost always is then, yes, the horizon should be straight and level. But what if you don't want your image to have a calm energy? What if you want to create tension by changing the angle of the horizon? I could change the energy of the photograph, as we can see in the two images I've just taken in the first image. The energy is passive, almost static. The feeling is your in the cockpit of a biplane. Flying steadily, is tranqu...
il. There's no rush. You're calm and peaceful. Now let's take a look at the second image. How do you feel now? The speed has changed your flying faster. The plane is banking hard, right? The visual energy in this picture is much more intense. There's tension and a distinct edginess to the composition. So what changed? The truth is nothing changed. The two images were taken moments apart. The plane was flying at the same speed on the same course. Straightened level. Even the camera settings were exactly the same. The only difference in the taking of these two images was for the second image. I tilted the camera by around 20 degrees to slam the horizon. It's a tiny change in perspective, for the difference it makes to The image is immense. No.