'Aspect Ratios In Landscape Photography'

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Interesting. I've always considered aspect ratio infinitely variable, as long as I'm willing to lose crop areas. Seems to make more sense than forcing the image to conform to a few technologically determined shapes.
     
  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    As a hobby, I shoot for moi and I've tossed all the rules and aspect ratios and column widths and printing restraints into the wind.

    Now I have two framing/compositional rules:

    1) Fill the frame; and
    2) Crop to the strength of the image.

    I did appreciate all of the example images and the recommendation to previsualize the final image. Thanks for the link RT.

    Gary
     
  3. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    So you shoot to your camera's "native" aspect ratio and crop later, or choose one in-camera if you think you're going to use it and it helps you see things better? I know that some cameras have the multi aspect sensor but I mean for the rest of us.

    Interesting article anyhow. I understand wanting to choose whatever ratio you want but knowing the "standards" also helps.