I love the new series of posts devoted to photography as visual storytelling. I read this week’s post ‘Finding the Best Shot – Portrait or Landscape‘ and was having a conversation with Jeff Sinon about taking both landscape and portrait photos of the same view. I was saying that my hand is steadier in a landscape position so prefer those shots & he recommended that I use a tripod and an ‘Really Right Stuff “L” plate’ to switch quickly from portrait to landscape and back again
I have just started getting a bit more adventurous with my photography and so the series of posts entitled ‘Photography 101‘ have come at just the right time for me. Here’s today’s experiment. Click on either of them to see them full size.
These are two photos I took on a bridge over the River Thames looking towards D’Oyly Carte Island at sunset.
Portrait or landscape….
My aim was to capture the sky and its reflections in the water at sunset. Which works better in this case?
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge ‘One Shot Two Ways‘ comes just in time, straight after the Photography 101 tutorial 🙂
Revision: The same photos both slightly cropped to focus more on the sky
Another attempt at cropping 🙂 This time here are the three versions of the portrait photos