Not get­ting the hori­zon level

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There’s re­ally no ex­cuse th­ese days! Nikon’s built-in Vir­tual Hori­zon op­tion can help you get plumb-straight seas, land­scapes and ar­chi­tec­ture. If your cam­era lacks this fea­ture, ac­ti­vate the grid dis­play in­stead – some SLRs en­able you to do this in the viewfinder as well as on the Live View screen. If your SLR lacks both of th­ese, use the AF points in the viewfinder to line up the fea­ture you want to ap­pear straight.

You can, of course, cor­rect a slop­ing hori­zon in Pho­to­shop, but this can lead to a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of the im­age be­ing trimmed off when the cor­rec­tion is made. It only takes a few sec­onds to get it right in-cam­era, so you may as well save your­self some pain later.

If you find the Vir­tual Hori­zon or grid over­lay dif­fi­cult to see on the rear screen, fit a tra­di­tional hot-shoe bub­ble level in­stead

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