Changing my Perspective
One of the hallmarks of my architectural photography is straight lines. Yes, I abhor the crooked and tilted.
But Photoshop has always been there for me with its multiple solutions for correcting perspective distortion.
Certainly, a tilted composition or the converging diagonals of a “looking up” composition can be utilized to great creative effect. But for me, such a tilt must be decisive – being “off” just a little bit in comparison to the picture plane is simply not acceptable. Even with an image such as this one – with a multitude of lines going off in many directions, there must be an anchoring vertical or horizontal.
However, the options for making these corrections within the Android app universe are severely limited, making my “go-to” shooting style and subject a great challenge for my “little camera”.
Oh, but then, I found it – an Android app (Photo Editor) which includes perspective distortion correction. I don’t get the precise control of my PC plus Photoshop, but I can fix the most obvious “off-kilter” lines within my smartphone images.
But I am also trying to turn this restriction into a creative nudge – thinking of new ways to capture the architecture I love without insistence upon straight lines.
I’m not there yet. But I’m trying.