Vertical composition question...

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  1. Bresine

    Bresine TPF Noob!

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    sorry guys, really stupid question here...

    What physically happens when I turn my d-slr camera sidways to shoot a picture? My on screen settings shift with me , but why does my pictures always seem smaller and cut off from both sides? I am exposing more vertically into the picture, but why does'nt a vertically composed picture "fit to screen" on my d-slr as a normal photo would? Is this just an "on camera" setting?
    ..again..really sorry...horribly ignorant question...just trying to understand as much as possible on whats actually happening.

    Many thanks.....
     
  2. davebmck

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    You probably have Auto Rotate on. Look in your menu options and you should be able to turn it off.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's because the photos are rectangular, not square....and the screen is probably a similar shape. The images fit nicely in landscape orientation but when the images are vertical, the shape doesn't match the screen so it's zoomed out a bit (leaving some space on the sides).

    You should have buttons for zooming in on the image and moving the view around.
     

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