Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Not All Photos Need to be Level

There are a lot of rules when it comes to photography and, I guess, in paintings also. These rules include the use of the rule of thirds, shoot only on certain times of days, don't let your subjects face the sun, keep the horizon level, etc.

On a trip to the MoMA, I decided to play with the last rule; no, not the "etc", the "keep the horizon level". Concurrently, as you can see on the photos here, I also didn't bother to keep the vertical lines, well, vertical.

Having slanting lines added a different kind of feel to the pictures that I made. They disrupt the balance of the photos and can be quite jarring to look at. For my part, I was just enjoying breaking the rules.

Sometimes... :)


On a separate note, the in-laws will be coming for a visit so I might not be able to post blogs on a regular basis (at least two per week). But, I'll try my best to keep my personal deadlines. :)


All photos made with the Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon EF 24-105 f/4L lens. Want a really good camera backpack? Check out my review of the Lowepro Versapack 200 AW here.

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