Weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways

When shooting portraits, I sometimes find that I prefer the landscape version to the classic portrait version. Of course, it depends on many factors, so there are no hard and fast rules. Maybe I like it because the landscape version can allow for more of an environmental portrait, showing the individual and the environs.  The vertical shot singles out the subject more, and often that’s what you’re aiming for.

But, no matter which one you like best, we can probably agree that it’s almost always a good idea to experiment and try different ways of shooting the same thing! And in this case, it’s a very handsome — and considerate — young man!

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8 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways

  1. You and I obviously agree on all counts. Though my preference is always an environmental portrait, there is no question that looking at an image in more ways than one can result in differing results. Yes, he truly is a handsome young lad

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  5. Nicely written, Sherry!
    In this case, I like the vertical better.
    It really is a wonderful portrait.
    Have a fantastic weekend!

  6. I like the landscape version also Sherry but must admit I had not thought to use it often…I’ll put it in my “mind’s bag of trick’s” and give it a try soon….I love how willing you are to share all your hard won advice…It’s been really nice getting to know you…
    Happy Weekend…

  7. I really like the landscape version of this portrait. It gives a sense of place and makes the capture so much more alive. Yes, it is always a good idea to try different ways of shooting the same subject… there is always the one that speaks to us the most!

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