When you're starting in landscape photography it's easy to concentrate on framing your compositions in the landscape format, but tilting your camera to a vertical view can yield some fantastic results
If you're just getting started in landscape photography, it feels right (and natural) to orientate most of your shots to the landscape format. After all, it's the same way our eyes see the world around us, and without a doubt, most of your best outdoor shots will likely be landscape-orientated.
However, from time to time, it's worth mixing things up with your camera and challenging yourself by finding new perspectives for your landscape work. An easy way to do this is to start taking landscape shots in the portrait orientation - it helps you see the scene in front of you in a completely different way and you can come out with some highly creative images. Give it a try the next time you're out, and you'll be surprised at the results.
Here are some beautiful examples for inspiration:
- AuthorPhilip Mowbray
Philip is the Editor of Focus.View all articles