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  1. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    almost all of my pics seem to suffer from a tipped horizon. When looking through the viewfinder it looks good, but when I look at them in post, most are tipped. And they are normally tipped in the same direction (to the right of the screen). What the fuck am I doing wrong, and how do I fix it w/o a tripod? This shit is annoying. And am I being too anal? Here are a couple examples:


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  2. tenxia

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    more obvious in 2nd pic
     
  3. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    Okay.


    Any suggestions on how to fix it?

    Are my eyes fucked? Is one leg shorter than the other? WTF!
     
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    Shoot a little wide and fix it in post, no biggie.
     
  5. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    That's what I've been doing, but when I'm shooting 1000+ photos a day and trying to get them uploaded asap, all that post tends to be a pain. I can do it, but if there is something I can do to correct my shooting technique, I'd like to do that. Maybe I should just shoot ricer angles and then it won't matter...
     
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    Get a level and draw a line on a box or something and practice shooting that dead on. It'll also tell you if it's your camera or you.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    don't they make a focus screen to help with this?
     
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    are you shooting w/ a pentax?
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    you mean...insanity..?:squint:
     
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    No.
     
  13. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    Nikon.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    make your focusing points parallel to the horizon
     
  16. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I do, but I still need to shoot from the front also. And then the fuckup is unbearable.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I try, but since much of my shooting is car-based, I don't always have a good horizon to work with.


    I like the idea of swapping focusing screens, but that's a bit more $$$ than I wanted to spend.
     
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    Use your AF points to line it up straight. Or you could be suffering from barrel distortion. Otherwise, check to make sure your shoulders are the same height - you could have scoliosis.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    :rofl:

    I try to use the AF points, but that obviously isn't working. I shoot with multiple lenses, so I dunno how barrel distortion could be the issue. Which means I'm morphing into the next hunchback of notre dame.
     
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    If they are always angling the same way, hold the camera skewed a little bit the other way.. :dunno:
     
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    Joetabasco The Wing King

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    it may be that your shoulders arent paralell with teh front of the car therefore throwing off the symmetry some... especially with teh 2nd pic (Merc) :dunno: like when you take a pic of a building from an angle.
     
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    I came in expecting pictures of you fucking pelf, I leave dissapointed

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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    : pelf :
     
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    so the pelf thing gets used a little too often these days
     

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