In landscape photography sometimes it’s the little things that count the most. One of the most important aspects of creating a well composed landscape image is knowing where “level” is. This is especially true when your background is hilly or mountainous. We use our sense of “level” so much every day that a person will look at an image on the web or in print and instinctively know if it’s not perfectly level. However, finding that perfect “level” in a camera’s viewfinder is not so simple, especially as we get older.
Luckily, the folks at Bogen / Manfrotto sell a great little Hot Shoe Bubble Level 337 that takes all the guesswork out of finding a perfect “level” in our landscape images. For about $35.00 (USD) it’s a great little Holiday gift too.