This seems so obvious, but based on the number of people who still post vertical photos, it clearly isn’t. The world of vertical photography, once dominated by hanging portraits, magazine covers, passport and school photos, and leather-bound albums, has come to an end. We look at everything horizontally: our computers, our phones, our TVs. Our eyes are side by side, not one on top of the other. It’s time for a moratorium on vertical photos on the Internet.
Let’s get this out of the way right from the start – the author is a pompous asshat who thinks he know better than anyone else how you should take photographs.
It’s time for a moratorium on vertical photos on the Internet.
The Web is inherently a horizontal medium…
Really? I seem to be scrolling up and down, VERTICALLY, an awful lot.
People who post vertical photos online are basically like your grandfather who still dials his cellphone with his index finger instead of his thumb.
Ignoring the stupidity of the insult, what difference does it make how someone dials their cellphone? Does it affect the call? Does it make the quality less? Would the person on the other end of the call notice?
Shoot however you want in what ever direction/orientation you want. Ignore “professionals” who think they know how you should hold your camera. If you’re getting the results you want and pictures you like, the professionals can go pound sand.
- Aperture: ƒ/8
- Camera: NIKON D50
- Focal length: 18mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/250s