It took a while, but eventually I noticed that in many of my photos, rectangular gravestones were looking a bit trapezoidal.
Was it my camera? Did I need a better lens? A bigger lens? A better camera? (Confession: I use the camera on my phone to take cemetery photos.)
No, it was my knees.
I (mostly) corrected the problem of “converging verticals” simply by bending my knees and getting down to the level of the gravestone so that I did not tilt the camera up or down (forward or backward).
To illustrate the difference, I took two photos of the same gravestone: Standing (left) and kneeling (right).
See the difference? I prefer the kneeling photos, don’t you?
James Baker, Sunbury Memorial Park, Delaware County, Ohio
Alford Butters, Jr., Butter Cemetery, Morrow County, Ohio