Flip the Camera with 42nd St Photo

You have a way to add a new look to your pictures right in your hands. 42nd St Photo has these tips for you:

Taking a photograph with your camera in the traditional position will result in a picture that has a horizontal emphasis because most shots will be developed as a rectangle with the long sides at the top and bottom.

This gives a definite feel to the photo, one that is wide and generally grounded by the horizontal emphasis. It is not a bad thing at all, and most of your pictures benefit from being wider than they are tall.

Sometimes, however, it is a good idea to add a vertical look to your shot. This is easy to do, and you don’t even have to look for a special accessory at 42nd St Photo!

When you want to capture that tall object, a Christmas tree or a lighthouse or a monument, try turning the camera sideways. This simple trick results in a photograph that is taller than it is wide: you have flipped the rectangle to give a new feel to your picture that emphasizes its height.

In essence you have cropped the photo before the picture is taken. By putting a little thought and care into what you see in the viewfinder and a simple, creative flip to change the shape, you get a new look.

42nd St Photo wants you to know that no matter what kind of camera and equipment you have, the creativity of the photographer and the skill developed by thoughtful practice are your best assets.

 

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