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Derek034 Jun 29, 2007 10:09 PM

Some people say my images are crooked. and I don't see that but some do? So how do I fix that?

VTphotog Jun 30, 2007 2:49 AM

My guess is that you need to pay more attention to keeping the camera level when you take a shot. Unless you are shooting fast action, you should slow down and give thought to composing your picture, including keeping things level.

To fix it after the fack, you need to edit. In most cases, the software that came with the camera will enable you to do what you need. There are also some very nice free editors, such as Picasa and Irfanview.

brian

granthagen Jun 30, 2007 11:54 PM

Does your camera have a mode that gives you composition grid lines in the view finder? If so, that's a good reference to help keep your shots straight.

Grant

Derek034 Jul 1, 2007 12:52 AM

granthagen wrote:
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Does your camera have a mode that gives you composition grid lines in the view finder? If so, that's a good reference to help keep your shots straight.

Grant
Grant what do you mean sir?

granthagen Jul 2, 2007 1:07 AM

For instance, one of my cameras has a scene mode called "Architecture" which is accessed through the menu. When this mode is selected, the camera displays horizontal and vertical grid lines on the monitor to help you frame a straighter shot.
Some cameras display a "rule of thirds" grid to help with composition using that method. Anything like that can give you a straight line to match horizontals and verticals in the scene to make a straighter shot.
Cameras with electronic viewfinders that have such grid features should display this in the viewfinder as well as the monitor. Check your users manual for such features in your camera.

If you have no such grid modes and you still want a guide, you can buy clear, protective plastic overlays for your LCD screen. They not only help protect the LCD from minor environmental damage, but you can draw framing lines on them, too! Hoodman sells such a product called "Hoodskins" and likely other manufacturers have similar products.

Grant

ac.smith Jul 2, 2007 10:06 AM

Derek034 wrote:
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Some people say my images are crooked. and I don't see that but some do? So how do I fix that?
Can you post one or two examples ofproblem photos? The issue may be that you're not the holding camera level (lerft/right) or it could be that you're tilting the camera up to take in all the subject in which case you're seeing the effects of perspective.

Derek034 Jul 2, 2007 12:41 PM

Been fixed with the program called Pisca's I think I got the name right.


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