When working a job, it is important to document it with pictures. As you are taking pictures it is important to know how to take quality pictures. Since a lot of the jobs you will be working on are landscaping jobs, it is important to use landscape orientation when taking photos. Landscape orientation is when the long sides of the rectangle are on the top and bottom.
So why is it you should be using landscape over portrait? What makes landscape orientation the better choice when photographing jobs?
- Landscape images are wider than they are taller.
- Landscape images capture more elements in a wide span – perfect for landscape. (Hints the name Landscape Photography)
- Landscape images are more versatile for all marketing media. (Example: Print, Social Media, Emails, etc)
The Importance of Landscape Photography
One of the main reasons you want to use landscape is to allow room for incorporating other elements into the photos horizontally. This would include things like pools, houses, flowers, bushes, swing sets, etc. Being able to have elements in your photos helps it look better and more complete.
Landscape orientation is a way to also show visual emphasis. It extends the horizon and space which can make the yard seem larger than what it is. Taking a photo with portrait mode exaggerates the height or vertical length of the subject. The only time you should be taking a photo in portrait orientation on a landscaping job is when you are photographing something like a tall building, a tree, or anything that has vertical length.
When it comes to taking a great picture there are some tips that can help you out. The time of day you take a picture is a major factor in the picture quality. The best time to take a picture is either early in the morning, late afternoon, or in the evening. Taking photos in the afternoon can make the scenery look dull, and you want your work to look the best it can. The next tip is straightening out your horizon. You want to make sure whatever is on your horizon is parallel with the top of your screen. The only time you are not going to worry about that is when you are trying to get more creative angles. You want to get creative with your angles so that you can showcase your work from all sides.
With these tips, you should be able to take more professional pictures of your jobs. This will help your image on social media, your website, and other forms of media that you have. This can help you earn more customers and boost your business!