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Hold Your Camera on an Angle

This post belongs to our series of posts on breaking rules of photography to get great images.

One of the ‘rules’ of photography that I talked about very early in the development of Digital Photography School was to do everything you can to keep your images ‘straight’ (and your horizons horizontal).

There are a lot of instances when you’d want to follow this rule pretty carefully (like in most landscapes where a horizon should probably be straight) – but breaking it can lead to images with drama, a feeling of energy and action and fun.

The key with breaking this rule is to not to ‘slightly break it’ (or you’ll have people wondering if you meant it or not) but to give your wrist a real twist and to break it obviously.

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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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