What is Photography?
Why do people take photos?
Portrait & Landscape
When approaching a shot, you’ll consider whether a portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation works best for your scene. Most nature landscape photography is done with the camera in horizontal mode, and pictures of people are done in portrait.
The next time you’re out taking a picture, capture the scene horizontally and vertically. Then, ask yourself: does one shot work better than the other? Do you recognize why?
- adapted from Jeff Sinon