Leav­ing too much dead space

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One of the first de­ci­sions to make when fram­ing up a shot is whether the sub­ject or scene suits a hor­i­zon­tal or a ver­ti­cal for­mat. Gen­er­ally, taller sub­jects suit the lat­ter for­mat, although in­clud­ing some of the en­vi­ron­ment in a wider shot may add more in­ter­est. You can crop a ver­ti­cal im­age out of a land­scape-for­mat shot when you edit the orig­i­nal shot, but you’ll also re­duce the im­age size. If you’ve got the time and space on a mem­ory card, it’s worth ‘brack­et­ing’ your com­po­si­tion, in the same way that you would bracket the ex­po­sure.

Here, the strong lead­ing lines and sym­met­ri­cal sub­ject lend them­selves to a tighter, ver­ti­cal crop

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