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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, Oct 31, 2012.
Aspect Ratios in Landscape Photography
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.
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.
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.