Aspect Ratios

There are many facets to the art of composition, but one you may not have thought about much is aspect ratio. Aspect ratio is a term used to describe the ration between the width and the height of an image. The reason aspect ratio is often ignored is quite simple – the aspect ratio of your photos depends on the camera you use, and we tend to take that for granted.

But technology has changed the game. Now, many of the latest digital cameras give you the option to select from several aspect ratios, each of which has its own characteristics. You can also crop an image to a different aspect ration in post-processing.

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