According to the National Day Calendar, National French Fry Day on July 13th recognizes a staple food on menus across the country. They come in so many different cuts and styles, there’s a favorite for everyone to enjoy! French fries, also known as chips, fries, finger chips or French-fried potatoes, are batons of deep-fried potatoes. No matter what we call them, they’re common fixtures at fast-food restaurants and are loved by adults and kids alike!
Think about straight lines as you take your photo today. You are certainly welcome to photograph your french fries! But..you can also choose subjects such as trees, railroad tracks, bridges, straws, pencils, etc. Try composing both horizontally or vertically. Which orientation best showcases your subject?
Getting your lines straight is a common struggle for many photographers. Often we think we can just "fix it" in our post processing but it is much easier to get it right in camera. To do that, you need to line things up squarely, factor in lens distortion and find vertical and horizontal elements that serve as your image anchors.
Have fun lining things up today! See if you can get everything right in camera with minimal post processing.