'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
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    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
    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.

  3. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
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    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.