Blog Archive
September 2014

Motorcycle Photography Tip - Horizontal Horizons

Unless you have a good artistic reason not to, when you snap a picture of your bike (or anything else, for that matter), try to keep the horizon line, well, horizontal.

Most of the times, a photo with a slanted horizon line tells something like "amateur photographer in a rush" instead of "good photographer who takes time to align his camera".

Most newer cameras (phones included) have an option to display guidelines on the viewfinder. Use it and try to align your horizon every time you snap a picture. You'll notice the difference yourself.

Compare the two photographs below. One is well aligned with the horizon, the other is not. The difference may be subtle but the effect on the viewer can be significant.

INCORRECT: Slanted horizon line

The horizon line is slightly slanted on this photograph, making the clouds look unnatural...