Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Photoplay: Vertically Challenged

I've been slowly working my way through a couple of landscape photography books a friend of mine lent me and in one of them the author challenges the readers to look through your photos and see how many are in vertical format versus horizontal, and, if you find that you favor one format over the other, to try to take more in the less-common orientation. I didn't even have to look through my photos to know how many vertical shots I have. The answer is zero, or pretty close. Ever since I started blogging, at least, I've pretty much only taken horizontal photos because it is so annoying the way the text wraps around the vertical ones. Instead of finding a workaround in Blogger, I've just completely given up on vertical pictures. To correct this deficiency (and also because vertical pictures help balance the photo collages I've started making), over the last couple of weeks, I've challenged myself to take more vertical pictures:

And it's been fun. (It was also fun to make Maine look like it's Big Sky country).

Do you have a tendency to prefer taking photos one way over the other? What kind of challenges have you presented yourself in your creative life lately?

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I love that last leaf picture. The colors and detail are stunning.

    I am a miserable photographer. My challenge lately is to take photos at all. A good first step would be to learn what all of those settings on my camera actually mean.


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