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Exploring 16:8 ratio in Street Photography

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by dtchan, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Trying something new that is different from my usual black and white street shots. Going for a wider crop and see how it looks. It definitely looks better on full screen or on a TV, otherwise it just looks a bit small.

    1. This one is probably my favorite of the set. Printed it large 30x20 with Shutterfly and looks pretty decent considering it was only $8.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8377938334/" title="Granville Street by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8377938334_96c4df6af4_b. "1024" height="512" alt="Granville Street"></a>

    2. This one is my second favorite. It kind of looks like a film to me.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8380194357/" title="Street Crossing by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8380194357_aefc58fd6e_b. "1024" height="512" alt="Street Crossing"></a>

    3. This guy looks kind of funny. He seems to also carry a book on his chest.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8388662608/" title="The Happy Guy by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8388662608_52de661ca3_b. "1024" height="512" alt="The Happy Guy"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8384219414/" title="The Bike Rider by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8384219414_3184fe483f_b. "1024" height="512" alt="The Bike Rider"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8383130923/" title="The Hooded Man by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8383130923_599452d92d_b. "1024" height="512" alt="The Hooded Man"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8380188453/" title="Construction by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8380188453_444e196e11_b. "1024" height="512" alt="Construction"></a>
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  2. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Are you shooting 16:8 which is the same as 2:1, or are you shooting 16:9 which is the ratio of a wide screen TV? 16:8 would give you a narrow black bar top and bottom of a wide screen TV while 16:9 would fill the screen exactly.

    Just asking because I've never heard of anyone using 16:8.
  3. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    haha yes silly me... it should be 2:1 :biggrin:
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  4. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    dtchan - excellent set, interesting ratio.
  5. ThomasLeuthard

    ThomasLeuthard Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2013
    Zug, Switzerland
    Thomas Leuthard
    I also started to crop 16:9 some months ago. For me, this is sometimes much better. I even like it because a lot of people are browsing the web with mobile devices which are 16:9 (except the tablets).

    For example my photos, which were used in the When They Wake music video "Change the World" are all in 16:9. This was sometimes a challenge:

    When They Wake - Change This World - YouTube

    Also some of my latest photos from Marrakech are in 16:9
    RAK #11 by Thomas Leuthard, on Flickr

    RAK #4 by Thomas Leuthard, on Flickr

    RAK #2 by Thomas Leuthard, on Flickr

    You should definitely try new formats. Also read this blog article about aspect ratios: Format versus Aspect Ratio… &lsaquo; Eye 5
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  6. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    dtchan - cool set here
  7. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Can I like this threat more than once, please?

    Freaking awesome.
  8. emirabal

    emirabal Mu-43 Regular

    The first image is pretty amazing and i am a sucker for black and white. Great shots folks.
  9. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    Very nice set. What lens?
  10. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    Great set of Vancouver Canada, especially the retro pp look which is fun!
  11. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    First one is fantastic.
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