Saturday, August 27, 2011

Capturing Height in Landscape Mode

Are you looking for an interesting way to capture height? Here's a different way to compose your urban shots that lops off the tops of many of the buildings yet still successfully gives the impression of height. Shoot in landscape mode and then crop so the image is much wider than it is high, focusing in on the long shadows of the buildings rather than the buildings themselves. What you end up with in this image is a pretty good understanding of the towering height of Chicago's highrises.


  1. Hi Carla! Chicago is one of my favorite cities! I love this shot. I've taken a million pictures there...but never thought of this. Awesome!