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Matt Uys

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Being surrounded by wilderness from a young age, you experience it in all of its essence. I was privileged enough to grow up in the Lowveld and its surroundings, sparking a great love for nature and all it has to offer, be it ...

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on iPhonography #2: Portrait vs Landscape

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Great tips Matt. I am guilty of using landscape most of the time. I realized now that the pictures of the aloes in my garden would have looked better in portrait.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Very practical tips for iPhone usage and also very important for those who aren’t into using heavy equipment. Everyone deserves good images of memorable moments. Thanks, Matt.

Matt Uys
Contributor

Hi Marinda,

Looking forward to seeing some of your results shooting in portrait, now you can compare the two shots!

Phoebe Harrell
Explorer

Caven always makes a handsome subject. 🙂

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Very good photos. When we were in Londolozi in September, my iPhone pics were mostly ‘ho-hum’, but the best one I think was of Ranger Kevin and Tracker Ray when we stopped at sunset for drinks and munchies. Such memories.

Jeff Rodgers
Senior Digital Ranger

With so many using iPhones for their photographing I hope this series continues as I find it incredibly helpful and easy to understand.

Matt Uys
Contributor

Jeff, there will certainly be some more to follow, glad you find them helpful!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Nicely done Matt and particularly valuable for youngsters while their parents are hoisting heavy cameras with enormous lenses!!! Good suggestions!!!

Matt Uys
Contributor

Ive found that its now the youngsters wheedling the large lenses and the folks that have resorted to the iPhonography!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

I guess it really depends on the subject matter and what you want to create. For creating a story, landscape might work better but portraits can be very evocative, especially when it comes to close ups.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Matt, really fascinating. I have used the photo and portrait many times, and the video. However, I’ve only shot panorama from left to right in landscape or portrait, depending on the vista. I’d not thought about shooting from bottom to top to capture height. I will have to try this. Many times when I’m in SF, I only take my iPhone and if an opportunity arises, I will take a photo. Less weight and not so intrusive…. thank you for more information on using this device v

Matt Uys
Contributor

Glad you enjoyed it Denise!

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Matt, another wonderful insight into using an IPhone for photography. I love your comments about shooting in portrait or landscape.

Matt Uys
Contributor

Hi Joan, so happy you enjoyed it! looking forward to the next one!

Glynis Uys
Explorer

I know you using the iPhone and pics are awesome. Great advice for iPhone users. I don’t have an iPhone but will take your advice and try the same on my brand. I hope to improve my pics too. Nice article Matt.

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