Long Pool Falls
Location: Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
Camera: Phase One P45, Cambo RS, Schneider 35XL
Settings: f/11, ISO 50, 5 seconds
When: May 2009
New photographers often ask how do I know when to shoot a vertical or horizontal composition. I know I fell into this trap talking to a pro who was conducting a workshop I attended. In hindsight, the answer is obvious:
“Always shoot a vertical after a horizontal and vice-versa.”
Obvious – right? It’s surprising how many compositions can easily be captured in both vertical and horizontal orientation. With an L-bracket and arca swiss style clamp you can switch orientations in a few seconds.
Selling art, I’ve sold many more horizontal images but there are occasions where only a vertical will do. The best ise of vertical composition is on the cover of a magazine. A worthy goal for any photographer.
A few days back I wrote about this waterfall with a vertical composition called “Ozark Spring”.
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