What: The brief of this exercise was to take 20 photographs of compact scenes holding the camera in a horizontal landscape position and then to take 20 photographs of the same scenes holding the camera in a vertical portrait position.
Where: Various locations – I have been aware of this exercise when I reviewed the course notes. I have been taking photographs or reviewing one I have taken previously to see if they are suitable for this exercise.
When: All different times of the day in differing conditions.
How: Holding the camera in the both positions I took 20 photographs of varying subjects. I tried to analyse what I was doing as I went along as I was well aware that I would be influenced by how I was holding the camera as to what I would photograph. Holding the camera in portrait made me at first look for tall subjects, holding the camera in landscape made me look for wide subjects.
Once I had got over this initial thought process I started to look for subjects outside of that constraint and look for good compositions based on what I could see.
The main point of the exercise was to show that with a bit of work and thought compositions could be made to work in both aspects.
can be made to work in both landscape and portrait positions. I had fun with this exercise, learning as I went.