Old 08-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #1
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I know this has been asked before but I wasn't paying attention.

But what's the best dimensions for verticals? I've never tried one but I have a shot I think would look nice as a vertical.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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A good vertical ratio is 4:5, or 800 wide by 1000 tall.

Sometimes I'll go with 10:13 or 11:14 ratios (based on popular frame sizes), sticking with 1000 being the height (someone else please feel free to do the math for me )

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A good vertical ratio is 4:5, or 800 wide by 1000 tall.

Sometimes I'll go with 10:13 or 11:14 ratios (based on popular frame sizes), sticking with 1000 being the height (someone else please feel free to do the math for me )
Lol, then I went too narrow. I ended up at 1000 x 672.
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See? Too narrow.
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Too narrow for RP maybe, but it's still a fine photo just as is. I'd give it a little more at the top, making it - GASP!! - even more vertical.
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It was impressed on me early on that RP wanted full frame, or 4X6 crop. I started out three years ago with 4X5 formats due to the camera I was using and started getting bad cropping rejections, so I adjusted accordingly. "just sayin'"
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It was impressed on me early on that RP wanted full frame, or 4X6 crop. I started out three years ago with 4X5 formats due to the camera I was using and started getting bad cropping rejections, so I adjusted accordingly. "just sayin'"
I've been submitting 4:5 crops for years and never had any issues. 4:6 has always looked too tall to me. I even crop my personal vertical shots at 4:5. 8x10 vertical framing has been a major standard for many years, so I'm not sure why RP would ever have an issue with that ratio.

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I've been submitting 4:5 crops for years and never had any issues. 4:6 has always looked too tall to me. I even crop my personal vertical shots at 4:5. 8x10 vertical framing has been a major standard for many years, so I'm not sure why RP would ever have an issue with that ratio.
Agree with Jim. 4:6 looks too narrow for my tastes too (with exceptions as always), and I have found over the years that 4:5 often works well.
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