Horizon Portraits


No tripod? Can’t trust somebody else to lend them your camera and snap back at you? Want to capture the beautiful landscape with yourself on the foreground? Here’s a simple tip.

My wife and I recently went to Europe for our extended honeymoon – and we had a blast! Both us had our own cameras, and you all know I always bring my humungous but beautiful Horizon Kompakt with me. :)

During our previous trips, we had realized that most of our photos only include either myself or herself on the photos. We never had one with both of us in the picture.

We do not have a Lomo Fisheye camera nor a tripod (and a LONG release cable) to help us project ourselves from the camera – but I have the Horizon Kompakt. Ho! Ho! Ho! (mischievous laughter)

Step 1 – Find a good location; either your favorite spot on your backyard, the most colorful building near your office, or the Eiffel Tower.

Step 2 – Take out your Horizon Kompakt (or Horizon Perfekt) and ask your friend to position the camera with you and the subject foreground behind. Don’t forget to leave out some space for your friend so that when she joins the frame, she’ll be included. I usually push the camera at an arm’s length, and slightly tilt it upwards (just nice) so that your arms will not be included in the frame.

Step 3 – smile and snap! :D

written by panelomo on 2010-01-08 #gear #tutorials #kompakt #portrait #tips #panoramic #tipster #horizon #panelomo #quickie-tipster


  1. dogma
    dogma ·

    Yeee this camera does great job for that :)

  2. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    lovely :)

  3. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    cool hehe :)

  4. mcrstar
    mcrstar ·

    good thing :)

  5. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    I very much like your "comic" portrait face!

  6. torium
    torium ·

    what a sweet couple ! Hope you had nice honeymoon. :-)

  7. disdis
    disdis ·

    well done Panelomo!

  8. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Great shots !!!
    Good tipster !!!

  9. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super ! The last one is my favourite !

  10. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

    Great tip, panelomo! I love your faces in the shots, they will be great memories of your trip! Man, I really need a Horizon!

  11. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    This is great~ lovely couple :D

  12. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Nice fun shots!

  13. burox
    burox ·

    Nice :) Where can I go to like photo 4/5 and 5/5?

  14. klingsor
    klingsor ·

    yeeeee rulez!

  15. rebeccacote
    rebeccacote ·

    I just got a horizon Kompakt and I really need a little help. The instructions that came with it are less then helpful and I am finding no info anywhere on how to properly advance the film on it. There are the two knobs stacked on eachother on the right side, one is to keep track of the film and the other is to advance the film. I read that all you need to do is advance the film until you feel resistance but that wasted too much film and i got about 4 photos on one roll of film which isnt even worth getting developed since i had to keep opening the damn camera to see if it was working or not. Somebody please help me!

  16. lazara
    lazara ·

    hehe, smart! brilliant tip!

  17. future_analog
    future_analog ·

    I just got one too and had the same problem. I found Flickr discussions to be very helpful. I read thru every one and not only found/fixed my problem, but I feel like I know everything about it now. Good luck! www.flickr.com/groups/horizoncameras/discuss/

  18. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    good tip!

  19. paramir
    paramir ·

    ah, I wish I had a horizon... :) great job!

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