Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Half-Frame Portrait Format: Landscape Photography, Olympus Pen EF

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Olympus Pen EF, D.Zuiko f/3.5 28mm

Landscape Photography

Olympus Pen EF
'Getting to know the 3:4 image aspect ratio of half-frame portrait frame cameras - Part III'

Learning to compose and capture landscape images in portrait format is fairly straightforward, and you will be adept at it soon enough.

One of the things you can do is to practice composing your image with negative space, which helps to define and emphasize the main subject of the image while bringing it to your eyes.

This technique will also create a break in the composition, giving your vision a moment of rest before taking in the rest of the composition. Using wide or ultra wide angle lens in portrait framing is another added advantage.

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Though not wide enough for really spectacular wide-angle landscape shots, the Olympus Pen EF, for example, with its 28mm f/3.5 lens can be a good learning camera to start with. The f/3.5 lens, which focuses from 1.4 meters to infinity, is equally capable of getting the foreground, mid, and background elements in focus throughout the depth of field. The camera need only to be held in its normal horizontal position for these shots.


Resource Links:
Landscape format vs. Portrait format - Tamron Great Britain
Tall tales: How to shoot portrait format landscapes - Amateur Photographer

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