Aspect Ratio

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tonybelding Senior Member • Posts: 1,100
Re: Aspect Ratio

It's partly a matter of matching the image to medium you expected it to be viewed on.  A widescreen monitor, or a phone held vertically?  A print?  Embedded in an article?  Part of a collage?

It's partly a matter of matching aspect ratio to subject matter.  More telephoto and closeup shots tend to fit more naturally with aspect ratios closer to square.  Wide shots and landscapes tend to be a natural fit with more panoramic aspect ratios.

And then there's your own artistic vision and style, which might bring out unexpected compositions presented in unexpected ways.  Sometimes that's what it takes to make a photo, or set of photos, striking to the viewer.

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