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I don't  know how accurate it is but I was reading that portrait alignment is more suited to commercial photography than landscape. Is it worth shooting a subject in both alignments even if the subject doesn't necessarily demand it?

 

Also does any other aspect ratio do particularly well in regards to stock sell-ability?

 

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Portrait is worth it. I also try to leave room for type at the top and bottom of the portrait image. This way it lends itself to cover use.

Sometimes a square if it can be cropped both portrait and landscape

 

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I'd say that almost 1/3 of my sales are portrait. However, I generally take both a horizontal and a vertical only if I think that the subject lends itself to both formats.

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6 hours ago, John Rodgers said:

hello Forum

I don't  know how accurate it is but I was reading that portrait alignment is more suited to commercial photography than landscape. Is it worth shooting a subject in both alignments even if the subject doesn't necessarily demand it?

 

Also does any other aspect ratio do particularly well in regards to stock sell-ability?

 

Cheeers

 

I have sold 52 photos of the same exact thing, shot on the same day, but in different formats. I stood on the same bench to take them, so all are absolutely exactly the same. This is what sold.

 

3 Panorama

7 Portrait

14 Landscape

28 Square

 

 

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About 3:1 landscape in sales, 10:7  in submissions.

I usually take both if it suits the scene but that ratio rather suggests I could save a lot of time by being more selective.

But then it's the advertising question: which ones to choose?

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Thanks all,

Its hard to break the habit of only choosing the most appropriate aspect ratio and then shooting tight, especially if the end result looks like a 'badly taken photo' . 

 

But this isn't my portfolio so something to work on. 

 

 

 

 

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