I have to admit, even after shooting for several years I still have a tendency of rushing to make a photo, especially when I'm shooting people. Slow down Frank, I tell myself.
I now try to remember that I only get one chance to make the photo because once I get the image to my computer that photo moment is gone and some things are not easily corrected. Fortunately, leveling is one of them. But if I force myself to stop:
- level my camera,
- double check my exposure,
- make sure my subjects are in focus
- look for distractions and adjust accordingly
then I'll get much better photos. So if you're a photographer remember to start by leveling your camera. If you're the model, remember to be patient; there's a lot of mental checks your photographer is going through before making your picture.
Did you find this article helpful? Please leave your comments below.