Photo Tip of the Day

Every now and then I thought I would share a tip with you all regarding photography and things I’ve learned or have found work well for me. So, today’s little bit of advice, when you shoot, it’s often best to shoot horizontal rather than vertical. Why? A horizontal shot can always be cropped later to create a vertical shot, but you won’t be able to create the horizontal shot you want from a vertical shot. If you shoot vertical, the shot is pretty much only going to be a vertical shot.

© Brandie Raasch for Reverie Magazine July 2011

An example, if I were to crop out the area with the red X in the above photo, I would still have an acceptable vertical shot that could just as easily be used.

© Brandie Raasch for Reverie Magazine July 2011

However, if I were to try to create a horizontal image from the above by cropping the red X section, the image would be quite different, eliminating a good portion of the dress.

So, unless you’re certain that you want a say, a vertical portrait, it’s a good idea to give yourself the option and shoot horizontal.


About Brandie

I'm a freelance photographer based in Paris.
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