Horizontal vs. Vertical Images

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When you are taking photographs do you get into a rut of only shooting horizontally?  I know at times I find myself doing just that.  It is a very easy to do because it requires less effort or thought, especially if you are under time pressure.

How often should you take a vertical image?  I say as often as you can.  This gives you options later in post and if you use the image the vertical may work better for the cover of a report or book.

Vertical images themselves take on a completely different look to our eyes because we are so used to seeing thing horizontally.  The next time you are out and about or working a shoot and time permits flip the camera up and take a few vertical!

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