When doing a photo shoot with a person in a landscape setting with the horizon line visible, like a beach or a desert for example, make sure to position your model and the horizon line carefully.
Take a look at what happens when you position the horizon line at the model’s neck area.
Placing the horizon line at the neck area creates a visual cut-off and a negative feeling for the viewer.
Now, take a look at what happens when you place the horizon line above the head or well below the head of your model.
Change your perspective and get on the ground to take the photo. Placing the horizon line at calf level creates a powerful feeling and makes your model look taller.
You can also place the horizon line above the subject’s head therefore not creating a cut-off at the neck. This creates a feeling like your model is part of the landscape.
Simply put, be mindful when photographing people with a visible horizon line in the background.