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11-10-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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16:9 until further notice.

I guess you guys may be sick and tired of looking at Pictures of my boys by now
I can understand, why would we want to spend looking at others' children.

The following shot has been cropped to 16:9 Format, And there is a story behind why.
Even though this picture is a snapshot of a child having fun I have used it as the beginning of this (hopefully successful) thread on 16:9 shooting, trying to see in this format and composing to suit.

I have recently been amazed by a collection of photographs taken in japan by a very talented photographer and most of his shots have been processed as 16:9 format.
So until further notice I am going to attempt to shoot in this 16:9 Format.

This is not going to be my thread but a thread for everyone to show their attempts to try this wide angle view (TV WIDESCREEN) And considering a high percentage of us now watch our daily dose of TV in this format, I think it is something that will come very naturally to us all.

Can we please keep this in the good heartedness of picture taking rather than an ongoing debate on what format some of us may watch tv in, I know what you norty people are like

I hope that we can all get involved in sharing our pictures and our creativity.

Well here is Finli shot with Pentax 50mm@2.4 cropped 16:9


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11-10-2009, 06:13 AM   #2
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It works well with the subject. Nice photo.
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I like your idea, and your photo.
Here is a quick one from me

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I think your shot emphasises the rule of thirds Jason, nice shot where is it?

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Thanks Taff, I think I was trying to do a rule of thirds composition when I shot it.

It's Bathurst lighthouse, viewed from Pinkys beach at Rottnest (I mean Rotto )
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Coincidentally, I've been trying to take pictures with a 2,35:1 ratio in mind (a ratio used in movies). Here are two results:



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I like the wide format - like a cross between regular and panoramic.
It works in a lot of instances, and here it does well.
Framing technique may need to be a little different as the rule of thirds would be emphasised horizontally, but rather less so vertically.
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Here's my attempt with an existing pic of a local pond on a sunny fall day. Taken with the SMC-A 28mm and a C-Pl. Ash is right about composition...while some may work without the extra thought, really thinking about the wider shot will certainly make things interesting and tougher since it won't be as easy to get rid of unwanted distractions to the subject.
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Played around with a 16:9 crop on my DA 21mm to try and get a wider feel to it:

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who needs an ultra wide, some lovely shots here.
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If I had seen this thread before I went out today I would have shot a few of this view with my DA 21. As it was I used the FA 31mm and I have to chose a bit between the top and bottom to go to 16:9. Still I like this crop and am going to experiment more with it, great idea!


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QuoteOriginally posted by Taff Quote
who needs an ultra wide, some lovely shots here.
I have never really thought about this ratio before, but I think it works really well with landscapes.
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Sony dSLRs have a straight from the camera 16:9 option, by the way.
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Do they just crop to 16:9? Or do they have 16:9 sized sensors?

I have a JVC camcorder with 16:9, but I think the actual sensor is 4:3, so you are effectively losing some resolution. Whether it really makes much difference, I dont know.
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