I’ve got wide frames on my mind…

I’ve got wide frames on my mind…

The 2.76×1 ratio is so lovely and an interesting photo experiment.

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As some of you may know, the Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino is coming out soon. I am a fan of his movies so when it popped up on my radar I got a little excited, not about the movie, though. I got excited about the process and the aspect ratio it was filmed in. 65mm Ultra Panavision shown on screens at 70mm which yields a 2.76:1 aspect ratio. The 3rd thing I thought when learning this, how could this look with my photography.

For a good history of the history about movies “Filmed in Glorious Ultra Panavision 70” check out this video about the Hateful 8 road show.

Tools for the experiment

Considerations When creating frames for an aspect ratio like this, a lot of pixels, from the camera, are sacrificed….

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…for art. You have to keep in mind the width of the Frame you are creating and how much space you can use. It’s odd at first, but it’s a fun exercise in the end.

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Findings This aspect is fantastic for landscape photography especially if you can fill the frame. It’s is not as glorious an ultra Panavision movies but this aspect ratio has potential. I want to play with this at different focal lengths like 50mm, 70mm, 135mm, and something telephoto.

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Observations I took some of my old images that sort of fit into what was needed for a frame with a 2.76:1 aspect ratio. I will be playing more with this more in the newer future. Working with a 2.76:1 ratio works more for the web right now. I am not sure abut print work yet.  Ultimately this lets me come up with another way to be creative with my work. Wide frames do not work with every frame I create, however I know I can make this work for some of my camera work.

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