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Keeping Your Horizons Straight With Olympus Cameras

Keeping Your Horizons Straight With Olympus Cameras - Here's a quick guide to keeping your horizon straight with Olympus cameras.

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Category : Digital Cameras
Product : Olympus OM-D E-M1
Price : £999
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OM-D Level Gauge
The OM-D E-M5 level gauge display

Wonky horizons are the bane of many landscape and cityscape photographers. Here, we go through why it's important to have a straight horizon and how this can be easily achieved using Olympus cameras. 

A wonky horizon line can ruin a photo by making the image appear to be on a slant, which is often displeasing to the human eye. There are two main ways you can make sure your horizon line is straight:

Use the camera's built in system - Modern Olympus cameras, such as the OM-D E-M1 and PEN series, will have a digital spirit level feature which will indicate to you when the camera is level - both on the horizontal and vertical planes. It can be displayed in the viewfinder or on the back monitor during live view, along with all your other settings. When the marker is in the middle of the gage and turns green, you know you're level.

Use a tripod -  A tripod will stop your position shifting as much as when you're shooting hand-held. Some tripods also have a built in spirit level, so making sure that this and the camera's electronic levels show that you are perfectly aligned will enable you to capture straight horizons with ease. 

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