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Chapter Ten. Pro Tips for Shooting DSLR ... > Don’t Shoot Video Vertical

Don’t Shoot Video Vertical

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I see photographers do this all the time, because we’re so used to shooting in portrait orientation for stills, and while portrait (tall) shots look great in photography, a tall, thin rectangle is not how people are used to seeing movies and, not only does it make your video appear significantly smaller onscreen, it kind of freaks people out to see video in that format. Just remember: when you’re shooting video, stay wide.


  

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