How To Straighten Your Horizon Without Cropping | Steve Perry
Steve Perry is back again with another great tip for us. This time, Steve shares how he likes to fix the horizon in his images without having to crop off important pieces of the image. It is something that we all have to deal with now and then, and this can be a great help in trying to fix that small error.
I have to say, I have rarely had an issue with cropping to fix my horizon. But I can see how in some situations that would be an undesirable solution to the problem. This is a great alternative to cropping and losing a portion of your image. Basically, as you can see in the video above, Steve uses the warp tool to pull his image the small amount it needs to be pulled in order to fill the white spaces created by fixing the horizon.
The quality loss seems really negligible. If I am honest, in most cases, I rarely care much about the far peripherals of the image, which is what would be affected by this technique. However, if you are a major landscape purist, I am sure this method is making you squirm. Fair enough, it’s better to get it right in camera anyway.
Steve also has his new wildlife photography e-book that just came out, so if you want to learn from one of the best wildlife shooters that I know, make sure to take a minute and check that out.