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Behind the Lens: Vertical photos endangered, but still ideal for certain shots

Human eyes combine two spherical images that are horizontally aligned in order for the brain to construct a three-dimensional "image" of physical reality.
The camera generally has one lens which also produces a spherical image. A single image.
Both horizontal and vertical formats crop the spherical image in a way that perverts the information produced by the lens.
The square format is the simplest and most honest representation of a mechanically produced two-dimensional image.

July 4, 2012 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )