Ensuring that your shot is level

Have you ever seen a camera described as “point and shot”?  Yeah….that’s wrong.  Don’t do that.

We all know what lousy video and pictures look like but too many people don’t know what to look for prior to pressing record to ensure the shot doesn’t turn out lousy.  One of the many considerations is level.  If a shot is not level, it will look like the subject is tipping to one side or walking uphill.  So, how do we know if our shot is level?

Well, an easy way is to have it on a tripod.  Tripods typically have a bubble level built in.  Keep adjusting the height of the legs until the bubble is in the center circle.  Then you know your shot is level.  This bubble-level helps tremendously on uneven terrain when the legs may be at different heights.

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