I’ve got a real blind spot when it comes to verticals and horizontals. It’s kind of like vertical dyslexia. I can never get my images completely square. This is can be a problem particularly when I’m shooting portraits of people in a room or anywhere with vertical or horizontal features such as light poles doorways etc. I get so involved with capturing facial expressions that I fail to see the image is completely on an angle.
The one way I’ve learnt to overcome this habit is to work with a tripod, which is great, but I still couldn’t get my shots completely square until now with the discovery of this nifty $5 device.
It’s a cool little spirit level that fits in the hot shoe of my camera and tells me exactly when my camera is level so my shots will always be square.