How to Make the Most of Your Vertical Video and Image Content

Framing shots with a vertical orientation isn’t a new art form – photographers have been turning their cameras 90 degrees to closely capture a person’s face & upper body for more than a century. Framing in this style is well studied & obeys the basic rules of composition.

But some things have changed.

We are not only dealing with video now, as opposed to just photography, but we also need to work with much thinner aspect ratios, shoot more than just single subjects & landscapes.

Here are 2 tips to produce stellar vertical compositions which can accommodate wide shots & dynamic up-down movement in ordinary places.

1. Utilize Perspective

This requires raising the camera high and pointing downwards. The plan is improved by achieving a deep focus so your subjects can travel up & down the frame without leaving focus videobuilder.

2. Wide Angle

For indoor environments, take benefit of a wide-angle lens’ ability to capture as much vertical content as possible. You could make each frame count by arranging subjects / interesting props throughout the vertical space.

These 2 methods can help you turn ordinary locations into optimal spaces for video by distributing information along a thin frame.  Please keep in mind bit that nothing has changed about what makes a composition beautiful.

Get yourself a ladder, a wide lens, and some photogenic friends to make the most glorious Snap or Instagram Story your followers have experienced now.

 

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