Landscape and Portrait

by Jean-Michel Laurenti January. 12, 2019 400 views

When photography started to be an important part in my life, I had the chance to become friend with a photographer who created a school for photojournalists in the 80's. I still remember all the precious advices I learned from him, in particular one universal enough to be useful everyday: taking always both landscape and portrait views of a subject.

As it is not possible to know upfront the photo layout of a news article, providing both format was a way for the photographer to avoid the editor to later crop the image.

Even if sometimes it sounds obvious to use a landscape or a portrait orientation, forcing yourself to turn the camera and find a good composition is a good exercice...

It's what I tried to do that hot summer afternoon, while sitting on the wood bridge close to the lighthouse of Marathon, in the Keys (Florida)...

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Heike 9 months, 1 week ago

They are both very good - but I must say, the portrait is my fav in this case. It's pulling me more into the picture. Cool advice !

9 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Heike 9 months, 1 week ago

Hi Heike,
Thanks for taking the time to write a comment. It’s interesting, as I tend to prefer the landscape one...  but almost all my friends prefer the portrait one ! Good lesson, I’ll probably never have a lot of success editing my own images  !! 😂.

9 months, 1 week ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 9 months, 1 week ago

Very nice work

9 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Peter!

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