Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion. If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go unnoticed, however, if positioned poorly, it can become a competing element, distracting attention away from the main areas of interest. One of the main ‘rules’ you often see written regarding […]
The Rule of the Horizon Line and the Rule of Thirds try to avoid having the various important subjects of a photograph end up in a position in the shot that brings us close to a dangerous symmetry, which usually lurks in the center or middle of the photo.
Why Horizons. When a frame is divided by a single, dominant line, more often than not this is due to a Horizon. They’re fairly common in outdoor photography, particularly landscapes. If the photo is of nothing particularly interesting, this line can become the dominant part of the photo for the way it separates the frame.
The second photo, on the other hand, takes the horizontal line of the water’s horizon and intersects it with the foreground, making a much more interesting image. Stability. Horizontal lines give the impression of stability because of their relation to the horizon and the ground that we stand on.
This tip builds on the previous one on Working the Lines in your Photography. There’s something about a horizontal line in an image that conveys a message of ‘stability’ or even ‘rest’. Horizons, fallen trees, oceans, sleeping people – all of these subjects have something about them that speaks either of permanency and timelessness or […]
Horizon Lines. When it comes to the horizon line in an image, the photographer is faced with two questions: 1) should the horizon be level or slanted? And, 2) where in the frame should the horizon line cross the image? In answer to the first question: the horizon is always level, even if the camera (or photographer) is not.
I just want to have you consider one thing about horizon lines. They don’t always have to be perfectly straight or perfectly level. In real life, the eyes are not always level with the horizon. The view is not always that of the rule of thirds. The Golden Mean is a standard that strays away from reality.
Home » Photography » Horizon : Horizon . Horizontal or Vertical Anyone who's ever held a 35mm camera knows that the "normal" orientation when you look through the viewfinder is horizontal or "landscape" mode. This doesn't mean, however, that you can't turn the camera on its side and shoot in a vertical or "portrait" mode.
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Horizon Line definition. The horizon line is a line drawn across a picture. It is essential for a picture to have a horizon line if a person wishes to communicate from what perspective a person is observing the picture (from above an object, below an object…etc). It is not necessary to include the horizon line in the picture. However, it is important to include a ‘virtual’ horizon line ...