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Why don't image files have any camera orientation info?

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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"RE: Why don't image files have any camera orientation info?"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Sun 24-Jun-12 04:16 PM | edited Sun 24-Jun-12 04:18 PM by KnightPhoto

One of the best things I ever learned is to take my camera off of level for dramatic effect. I use this technique in portrait and theatre but you may want to try it for sports. A perfectly flat orientation is mundane, whereas if you introduce uphill and downhill you can add drama to the capture.

Effect can be subtle, a degree or two, or more dramatic per taste. You can try it in post as long as your image has some cropping room by using the level feature of your post processing software. Take an already dramatic image and rotate it downhill by 5 degrees and then re-crop it per the new orientation.

I sometimes take this too far while shooting, but can moderate it in post as long as I didn't compose too tightly.

Best regards, SteveK

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