My Crib

focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/250
aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 800
flash: none

This image is an example of using the foreground and background as a frame. It’s important to keep the horizontal lines straight, unless you deliberately tilt. To help you, some eyepieces have guide lines you can use to keep your ‘horizons’ straight. You can also fix this in post processing but it’s more work than adjusting your arms when you press the shutter release button in the first place. I, obviously, didn’t take my own advice and left this shot as is, without fixing the slightly crooked lines.

Our 10-month old normally hates being in her crib. This must’ve been on a good day.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit