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Old 10-11-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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In going through our vacation images, I saw that I was shooting more vertical images than in the past. That caused me to go back 4-5 years and look again.

It seems that I am doing more vertical alignment than ever. In my trip back through our vacation history I am doing more vert every year.

I'd guess that I am now shooting 25-33% Vertical.

How about you?
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I shoot a good mix of both, but I find my vertical images rarely look as good to me. If you look at my photos straight from my camera, I'm guessing 25-30% would be vertically oriented, but if you look at the ones I actually post, that percentage would be much, much lower. And lately I find myself cropping a lot of my pictures to a square format, like old 6x6 medium format film shots. I especially do this a lot with macro pictures, for some reason.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Verticals are rare for me as well. The native format on two of my three cameras (Sony A55 and Sony NEX-3, both APS-c) is 3:2, which makes the most sense for wider scene. I will occasionally shoot vertically but often find self cropping to a bit more squarish format (7x5 or 10x8) when I do go vertical. My older camera (Sony F828) has 4:3 native format (can shoot 3:2 as well but I prefer to keep aspect ratio of the sensor to use all of it), and seem to use vertical more than I do on my APS-c cameras but still a very tiny fraction of total.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I don't recall shooting more than one vertical in the last few years or so.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:26 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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I'm not a big fan of vertical pictures. I have taken a few but only when I can't get far enough away to get everything in frame.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Default Two examples.. I like both..both diw what I wanted them to do for me. Fire away with C&C

I already addressed the over polarization in another thread. I'm looking for comments and criticism on composition. Thanks, Mike

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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1- The first image appears to emphasize a bit on the less interesting part of the frame, and then leads towards the middle with little of interest. I suspect a wider FoV might have helped a bit more here (24mm instead of 35mm).
2- The vertical composition captures a shape of interest, but it doesn't help provide enough... example: a perspective of its size/height. Here's one of my rare vertical compositions with deliberate use of a passing Jeep for a perspective on size:


Sony A55 + Sigma 18-250 HSM OS (50mm, f/8)

BTW, and not related to composition, I also notice quite a bit of pixelation in the skies.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I shoot both horizontals and verticals, though horizontals far outnumber the verticals. Here's a 9:16 vertical I took a few years ago in Mexico:

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Old 10-18-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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In going through our vacation images, I saw that I was shooting more vertical images than in the past. That caused me to go back 4-5 years and look again.

It seems that I am doing more vertical alignment than ever. In my trip back through our vacation history I am doing more vert every year.

I'd guess that I am now shooting 25-33% Vertical.

How about you?
It just depends; certain things definitely gain new perspective when shot in portrait mode versus landscape.


I can't say that I shoot more portrait than landscape, as I don't keep score, but usually when I shoot something, (whatever it is), I do try both ways, and even crop in Lightroom in portrait if it looks better. Matter of personal preference though, as there is not rule about it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I've never really analyzed how many of each type I shoot. I can say, though, that I try to shoot both verticals and horizontals as well as the big picture and simple detail pics that fill the frame. I believe certain subjects lend themselves more toward a vertical orientation. Same with horizontal.

I do believe the beginner photographers tend more to shoot only horizontal photos.
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