July 8, 2013
While we were analyzing the archives, another particular use of photography caught our eye. In order to try and capture a scene right, both a portrait and landscape oriented picture were taken. There was no particular order found of which comes first, but reoccurrence of this phenomenon indicates the awareness of the possibilities a camera presents us. This discovery explores one of the practical technical features of a camera and points out the simultaneous processes of thinking, reacting and taking a photograph. The construction of a camera gives us two orientation options and it results in sets of similar photographs. In general there is no clear preference, but sometimes the attributes of the subject can provide a deciding factor. Groups of people can be better captured horizontally, while high buildings are more suitable for vertical photography.
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