Shot Orientation And Why It's Changing

We've all heard the saying, "The best time to shoot vertical is right after a horizontal." This may have been true since the birth of photography but I think it's changing and this is why. Have you ever visited a website, a grand landscape or two pops up, and then the next image is in portrait orientation? It doesn't look as grand. Kind of small and lack luster. More and more images in these times are being used strictly for web content. More and more image buyers are looking for landscape orientated photographs. The vertical images simply do not look as good on the web.  What does this mean if you are selling your work to be published on the internet? It means you are, or should be, shooting the majority of your images in landscape.

This weeks post image was taken at the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Taken in the landscape orientation for your viewing pleasure.

5D III 16-35mm at 16mm f16@ 1/2 sec ISO 100