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Photo Ratios on Walt Disney World Images

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Photographic ratios come in many sizes. Most digital SLR cameras follow the 35mm film ratio of 2x3 which many people know as 4x6 or Standard size. The photo of Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom is shown in the 2x3 ratio. For years it was hard to find frames for this ratio but over the last few years I have seen them in arts and crafts stores as digital cameras have gotten more popular.

Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom in 2x3 Ratio.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 1000, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

Another popular ratio is 4x5 which prints the popular 8x10 size. Many homes have this size in frames on tables and walls. I feel it is a good ratio for photos of people and Disney characters.

Young woman meeting Piglet at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Young woman meeting Piglet at the Crystal Palace in 4x5 Ratio.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 560, EV 0, 52mm Focal Length, Bounce Flash, Cropped.

A fun and more exotic ratio is the 1x1 or Square. You have to have a good subject to make the square ratio work. I cropped this photo of the front of a t-shirt I found in the World of Disney store at Disney Springs into a square.

Disney character t-shirt for sale inside the World of Disney store at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Disney character t-shirt for sale inside the World of Disney store at Disney Springs in Square Ratio.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1100, EV 0, 46mm Focal Length, Cropped.

A very popular ratio is the 16x9 Panoramic which gives a sweeping view of a scene like this view of Disney's Animal Kingdom from Expedition: EVEREST which I cropped from a 2x3 original image.

View of Disney's Animal Kingdom while riding Expedition: EVEREST, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
View of Disney's Animal Kingdom while riding Expedition: EVEREST in Panoramic Ratio.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Cropped.

Next time you are working on your photos, try some different ratios.





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