When to Shoot Vertical or Horizontal?

When to shoot vertical or horizontal?
 
When I am out photographing, I am all about the composition of an image. In my mind I place elements an a scene to fit what I am visualizing an image to look like at its completion. Often I see those elements fitting as a vertical image. Vertical images are almost counter to our regular camera vision because of the placement of controls on a camera. I approach a scene as to how I “see” it, but then I remember the wallet in my pocket could use more money and I think about potential clients and sales. I may see the scene vertically, but a potential calendar may need a horizontal image. With digital photography, the cost of producing a second image horizontally is very small, actually only the investment of time to accomplish it is needed. I will flip the camera to the position opposite from my original vision and do another in the orientation desired. I am fulfilling the potential need of a client, and at the same time, teaching myself to work a scene outside of my normal vision. I will not simply flip it and click, but instead make sure the elements that were critical in one orientation are present in this image as well. Try and shoot both vertical and horizontal when you are out creating images, it may one day end up as a profitable experiment.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, 3.2 second shutter speed, Sirui Circular Polarizer to reduce glare and increase saturation, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 20L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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One Response to “When to Shoot Vertical or Horizontal?”

  1. Reblogged this on Travel, Photograph, Experience and commented:
    Short piece by Bear woods on vertical vs horizontal.

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