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Vertical or Horizontal?
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With today's amazing cameras which can focus for you and determine the correct exposure, all the photographer really has to do is consider the composition of the photograph. One thing you might consider is whether the image should be vertical or horizontal?
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Click Beetle - vertical
Musk Ox - vertical

The old rule used to be: if it's taller than it is wide, then it's automatically vertical.
These two photographs are examples of that and they are actually very satisfying images.

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Click Beetle - horizontal
Many of us view our photographs on the computer screen or television. We make DVD movies and calendars with our work. It seems that the old rule doesn't work anymore. We want the screen to be full and horizontal images work so much better for this.
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Musk Ox - horizontal
This photograph looks so much better when it fills the computer screen than the first Musk Ox image. For this shot, the old rule is tossed out!
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Hoary Marmot
If you hope to get your photographs published in magazines, verticals are often preferred because of the dimensions of the pages. With some subjects such as this Hoary Marmot checking things out, horizontal images just don't work. This photo may not make good viewing on a horizontal television screen, but then again that's not why it was taken.


Vertical or horizontal? The best thing it seems is to consider the "rules," perhaps break them, experiment with both formatsand let your instinct and satisfaction guide you.
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