Horizontal Vs. Vertical…
Horizontal photos are wider than they are tall. Vertical photos are taller than they are wide. As a person, I usually tend to view the world horizontally for the simple fact I like to see the bigger picture. In my many photography experiences, I am realizing I prefer horizontal images, as well. The camera feels awkward in a vertical position. The object seems small. When I do attempt to take a vertical photo, I usually don’t like the look of the image so I just hit ‘delete’ and don’t think twice. But through this Photo101 Assignment, I see a difference between the two. Although it may not be much of a difference, it’s enough for me to think twice about my options.
Horizontal conveys largeness which allows the eye to look further past the focal point.
Vertical limits the view which allows the eye to focus on a single object.
In the horizontal image, I notice the hose more. In the vertical image, I notice the water more. My goal was to focus on the water in each attempt. Even though there is a slight difference; it’s enough to realize I definitely need to ‘vertically’ experiment more.
Sometimes we tend to go through life seeing things only one way.
Sometimes we really don’t need to see the bigger picture.
Sometimes less is more.
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