“a good photograph is knowing where to stand” ~ Ansel Adams
I was asked for photographs for a large collage frame my daughter was hanging over her couch in their living room. The frame called for portrait format photographs. As we looked through the many photos I’ve taken, I realized that I very seldom take photographs in a portrait format. I am prone to taking photographs in a landscape format, I guess because it just looks more natural to my eye.
I suppose it’s just more natural to most of us to view a photograph in landscape format because that’s how we naturally see the world on a daily basis. The majority of photographs that I see taken in portrait format are usually wedding portraits or engagement photographs and maybe even waterfalls, because of the height I suppose, they seem to look more natural taken this way. After realizing that the majority of my photographs were not taken in this type of format, I thought I would take a few photographs in both formats to see what looked more pleasing.
I set up a few still life scenes and tried both formats to see what I liked better.
In the end, I really liked both formats. I must get in the habit of taking both types of photos instead of being so stuck in my ways. What format do you prefer? I would love to hear from you.
I must tell you I am so enjoying the beautiful daylight when I return home after work. The time change has been giving me a chance to enjoy my favorite hobby after a long day at work.
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Until next time . . .
Copyright 2021 Debra Nancy photography
A visual storyteller. I use flowers, tea cups, cake plates and various props to tell still life stories. I grew up in the city, but I have lived in the suburbs for over 30 years. Living close to the beach and a local small village has given me the opportunity to tell my story through photographs.