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Landscape and Portrait

When photography started to be an important part in my life, I had the chance to become friend with a photographer who created a school for photojournalists in the 80’s. I still remember all the precious advices I learned from him, in particular one universal enough to be useful everyday: taking always both landscape and portrait views of a subject.

As it is not possible to know upfront the photo layout of a news article, providing both format was a way for the photographer to avoid the editor to later crop the image.

Even if sometimes it sounds obvious to use a landscape or a portrait orientation, forcing yourself to turn the camera and find a good composition is a good exercice…

It’s what I tried to do that hot summer afternoon, while sitting on the wood bridge close to the lighthouse of Marathon, in the Keys (Florida)…

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