Sunday, 10 April 2011

Exercise: Vertical and horizontal frames

This exercise was tremendous fun.  I repeated this in several locations and the results shown here are a selection from the many and varied shots taken.

The lessons learned here were that:
  • vertical orientation need not be restricted to portraits or subjects which have a vertical pattern in them;
  • portraits shot horizontally work equally well;
  • there is a need to re-position in many cases for the photograph to "work";
  • vertical orientation seems to provide depth, whereas horizontal gives breadth - this is clearly demonstrated in some of the pairs of shots;
  • for close up shots, like those of the wheels from the steam engine, the vertical orientation gives more impact and provides for a better crop.

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