Most of the time, we are geared to take photos of panoramas, views, and landscapes in the horizontal position — the 'landscape' orientation. It's a standard in capturing landscapes, to make sure everything in the frame encompasses the grandeur of the scenery. However, there are also merits in photographing landscapes n the 'portrait' orientation, especially for bolder compositions surrounding your subject.
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In Tall Order
Give your images a sense of height. Using a portrait orientation gives more room and focus on elements with vertical objects, and works beautifully in adding subtle yet eye-catching fixtures in either minimalist or textured composition. Use perpendicular fixtures, objects and buildings as the foundation of your photos.
Bold and Artful Frames
A vertical orientation adds more space to the canvas without obstructing the subject, so you can go wild on the edges. Use tree leaves, clouds, silhouettes of thickets and mountain ranges, etc. for the effortless and natural framing. You can also experiment with light leaks and the double exposure technique, especially if the panorama consists of silhouettes.
Long Lines and Distance
A tall picture beckons for images of far and endless lines and pathways as you give them more height and room to expand in the photos. Find a vantage point. Depending on how crowded your composition is, you can center your vantage point if it’s a minimalist photograph. Off there are more lines in the picture, an angle that will highlight the pathway.
Layers of Elements
How do you layer elements in a vertical alignment? SImply, look for contrasting colors with land and sky, opposing bodies of water and terrains, or even textures. This brings out more prominence to the details found in either foreground and background, as this position compresses the best of the frame.
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