I specifically asked to introduce a new subforum because I didn't know where to place this question (thanks for the quick addition, CR!):
The problem: I often have a hard time getting my images straight and thus have to correct in post - the problem is that even a minor correction cuts away a big part of the picture, resulting in a too tight framing.
My ability has definitely improved since I (re)started doing photography ~two years ago, and adding a Eg-D screen has helped a lot because the lines are inconspicuous enough not to disturb, but visible enough to be seen when you want it.
Currently, the problematic shots are either when I have no straight reference in the background at all, when the background isn't straight either like trees or plants, or when I am doing shots in awkward positions like lying on the ground and not having the camera in a direct line to the subject (like below).Questions: Do you know this problem, how do you do it? Do you try to search for reference lines, or do you simply trust your feelings like Obi-Wan would say to know where up and down is? Do you have any hints how to improve?
As a sample, here's a "problem" type shot: Even though (or because?) there is a table leg in the background as some reference, all angles look somehow wrong certainly including the one where the leg has a 90 degrees angle to the screen sides. But maybe that's just me, and maybe it would look different in print than on the screen?