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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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16. FRAMING A VERTICAL SCENE

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JUST AS THERE are scenes and subjects that make sense to frame horizontally, there are others that work best when composed vertically, such as flowers and portraits. (Again, this is why the vertical format on your printer settings is referred to as “portrait” orientation. Isn’t it nice when things like that actually make sense?)

Figures 16.1 and 16.2 are examples of subjects that lend themselves nicely to a vertical format. The birdhouse in Figure 16.1 is itself vertical, and by framing it in the same manner—with the long side of the frame running in the same direction as the long side of the birdhouse—we can get closer, ...

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