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Photo 52 : Within the Frame / Perspective – Aspect Ratio

This week on our year-long study of composition, we are looking at alternate aspect ratios and how they can impact the image. The aspect ratio of an image is the relationship between its height and width – effectively defining how square or rectangular the image is. Most DSLR cameras use an aspect ratio of 3:2 or more commonly known as 6:4. By changing the aspect ratio we can use the height and width of the image to strengthen the composition, play with the perspective or create a more balanced image. This week are using aspect ratios that are more commonly found on medium and large format cameras, for example 5:4, 7:6, 16:9.

This photo was taken on Saturday.  It is always so magical when the lake freezes over!  We had a great time skating and playing on the lake before Sunday’s slush and today’s snowstorm.

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To view the complete collection of photos for this week and see how different aspect ratios were used to enhance an image, please click here.

  • February 3, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Erica Collins - This looks like so much fun, Julie! I love the wide perspective!ReplyCancel

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