At every scene take a few snaps in both portrait and landscape orientation.
A portrait orientation helps you envision something for a nice 4:5 crop on Instagram. If you’re not primarily posting 4:5 images, I think you’re missing the most engaging presentation on this platform. Most of what you post here should be 4:5.
But then rotate your camera and make sure you get a couple solid landscape orientation shots, too. Here are three reasons why:
1️⃣ Printing. For landscapes, people are far more interested in purchasing a horizontal print. They want something wide and impressive on their wall, not tall and narrow. By the way, why not setup an online print store and make some passive income from your efforts? If you want some advice how, DM me!
2️⃣ Portfolio. Website portfolios just look better when your signature photos are presented full screen. I think you’re more likely to wow potential clients by bringing them into the full world of your landscape image. Think of the cropped 4:5 as the appetizer and the full 3:2 as the main course. When people check out your site they should be feed, not teased 🤙
3️⃣ Panos. Carousel images (where you slide pictures to the left and see a seamless pano) work well on Instagram, and it takes wide shots to make them look really good. A lot of people have asked me how to create these sliding panos. I’ll post a tutorial and add it to my story highlights soon.
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