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Photographic Composition by David Page, Richard D. Zakia

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APPENDIX 4

Aspect Ratio

Cedar Tree, Lebanon

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Aspect Ratio

This photograph of a cedar tree has an aspect ratio of 1:1.22. It falls short of the Golden Mean ratio of 1:1.62.

A Train Called Mountain Thunder

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David A. Page

The aspect ratio is the relation of height to width in the final image, or a frame of a camera’s image capture area. It is expressed in whole numbers and separated by a colon. For example, both 4×5 and 8×10 cameras have a shooting aspect ratio of 4:5. A standard 35mm film camera which has a 1 inch by 1.5 inch image capture area, ...

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