I have got to be honest...I love I Heart Faces. I love the fact that a group of professional & hobbyist photographers would be so generous with their time, knowledge, and experience as to run a website where they share that information with folks like me. I am so fortunate to have a professional mentor who is located about an hour from me. I go sit with him once every two months or so & we discuss, critique, etc. But there's something about having day to day or even weekly interaction with someone in relation to photography; having someone to gently guide you as you strive to grow and sharpen your skills. And for me...places like I Heart Faces provides some of that guidance.
So...back to the article. I found it so helpful! It offered some of the greatest "little tips" to keep in mind as I go out shooting. I'm noticing already when I shoot, that I am becoming more conscious of little things like color casts, composition, the rule of thirds...but one thing I still have trouble with is.....
...camera tilt!! I do not know why I am like this...but I will tilt my camera in a heart beat...and then I end up with pictures in that people are having to turn their heads to look at. I know that at times camera tilt is appropriate...even artistic. But I also know that there are plenty of people out there who don't like crooked pictures. I think I've got to find a balance. I try to take one horizontal or vertical for every "tilted" shot that I do. But sometimes, I tilt that camera and don't even realize I've done it. Here are a few examples:
I think it works in the first two images:
But I don't think it works in these next two:
And again...I think it works in these two:
But not in this one:
So, I'm curious to know anyone else's thoughts on camera tilt. When it's best to use it & how to use it without having little Zeb (in the pic above) looking like he's about to slide out of the photo.
Thanks in advance to anyone who might comment :)