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By Andrew Newlun
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Double Tap: Landscape, Portrait, or both?

So today I am going to talk about a few reasons why you should shoot the same scene in landscape and portrait. So obviously, a nice landscape scene looks great when shot wide to be used as a computer wallpaper or print, but you should also consider flipping the camera on its side and doing a double tap. 

Most of the time many of us shoot landscapes in landscape mode, I mean thats why they call it landscape mode right? Having a wide field of view can really bring a lot into a photo, but that isn't always the right way to shoot certain scenes. For aesthetic and monetary reasons.

So what if you were to shoot a scene in landscape mode and post it online and it blows up, and maybe a magazine wants to use it for their cover. Well obviously a magazine cover needs to be shot in portrait format. 

Thats just one example but if you were wanting to create a beautiful desktop background then you want to shoot in landscape mode right? Well not everyones computer sits atop a desk, more and more people are doing all of their computing on their smartphones now adays, which require a portrait mode wallpaper.

These are just two examples to consider, there are many many more reasons but I just want to challenge myself and everyone out there to consider flipping into portrait for a landscape shot or even shooting the same scene in both landscape and portrait. 

shooting wide can allow you to find more foreground interest laterally.

shooting wide can allow you to find more foreground interest laterally.

shooting long can allow for a more dynamic photo by adding interest at the top and bottom to compliment the subject

shooting long can allow for a more dynamic photo by adding interest at the top and bottom to compliment the subject

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