Category Archives: d – Frame shapes and sizes

Vertical and horizontal frames

For this exercise I used a subject I was familiar with – the Church of St Thomas Becket, Capel near Tonbridge. This no longer used but is in the care of the Church Conservation Trust. I thought I would use both the interior (first session) and exterior (second session) of the church for the exercise as there seemed to me to be plenty of scope for examples in both.

1. Pulpit

DSC02216            DSC02249-2

2. Carving

DSC02248            DSC02217

3. Pulpit and window

 DSC02207            DSC02253

4. Hymn board

DSC02238              DSC02236

5. Memorial Plaque

DSC02228                 DSC02242

6. Hymn Board 2

DSC02271                DSC02192

7.  Lectern

DSC02202               DSC02258

8. Window

DSC02264              DSC02196

9. Cross

DSC02267              DSC02193

10. Side windows        

DSC02243         DSC02222

11. Organ

DSC02191             DSC02272

12. Side door

DSC02259             DSC02199

13. Centre

DSC02218            DSC02246-2

14 Alcove

DSC02241-2          DSC02234-2

15. Side windows 2

DSC02223            DSC02245

16 Steeple

DSC07447            DSC07446

17 Gravestones

DSC07444-2            DSC07445

18 Gravestone and Steeple

DSC07442            DSC07441

19 Statue  gravestone

DSC07430             DSC07431

20. Foxglove

DSC07423              DSC07424

In my experience a portrait shot would normally concentrate on the subject; whereas the landscape version will quite often (though not always) give some sort of context.  The shot of the door (12) above is a good example.  The portrait shot shows a door probably belonging to an old building.  The landscape shot provides some supporting information and you can now guess, with a reasonable amount of accuracy, that it was taken in a church.  In addition there are subjects that lend themselves to a portrait shot, as in the Foxglove and Steeple shots above, and are diminished, or their impact reduced, by being taken in landscape mode.