I'm Ingunn. This blog is about learning to make photos instead of just taking them. This is where I collect and express ideas and thoughts, and sometimes I might get sidetracked, too! There is so much to be learned. I have an urge for making life better, simpler and tastier. My picture galleries are in the sections travel and portfolio. I write in English, but I am Norwegian, and comments are most welcome in both languages.


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Design | Format and orientation

A chat with an architect friend lead into sharing thoughts on formats and orientation in images. These are aspects of the design elements that of course are of great importance for the final result. Using formats and orientation creatively can bring something new into an otherwise familiar and maybe too predictable image and certainly is a road worth taking when exploring the possibilities in image making.

The standard format of the images out of my camera is 1:1.5, but I can of course crop my images in any shape I like after I've taken them. In this example of a portrait orientated sunset I've cropped out about 25% of the photo on each side, leaving the ship in the upper right golden section. I got the idea from the moo mini cards that I ordered a few weeks ago which have a similar format.

This crop adds focus to the direction of the light, and I feel that the depth of field is more interesting now, too. I think three photos in this format would make an interesting tripthych, preferably in a pretty large size.

The photo is taken on Henne Strand in 2009 on the Western coast of Denmark, an area that I hope to be able to return to in a not too distant future.