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">[​IMG]"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">[​IMG]"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">[​IMG]"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">[​IMG]"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">[​IMG]"1024" height="512" alt="The Hooded Man"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8380188453/" title="Construction by dtchan, on Flickr">[​IMG]"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
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    dtchan - excellent set, interesting ratio.
  5. ThomasLeuthard

    ThomasLeuthard Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2013
    Zug, Switzerland
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    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

    Feb 24, 2012
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    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 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    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

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