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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 2018-05-20, 10:44 AM
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During the royal wedding they briefly showed the crowd taking videos of the procession. Most of them were holding their phones in the landscape orientation. I guess British people get it and North Americans don't.
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Makes sense if it's something they want to view as a memory later on a big screen, not just something to send to another smartphone.
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If you are making a movie however small for Youtube, that works better in landscape mode as Youtube is landscape.


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@ExDilbert : Yeh I noticed that too and it surprised and pleased me to see just about every person holding their phone in landscape mode. I too have just about had it with TV stations that show phone videos in portrait mode with blurry images on either side just to fill up the screen. The blurry sides distract the viewer from the main centre image. I'd sooner have all black bars on either side so I can concentrate on what's important.

What also saddened me was that there didn't seem to be anyone there with a real camera. Cell phones are Ok for "snaps" and selfies and I use mine for that from time to time. However when I'm travelling and want real pictures to keep I use a proper DLSR (Sony Alpha A77ii) to capture the sights. I'd wager half the people there will never copy their photos to a better medium or storage device and will lose them when they get their next new phone simply because they have no idea how to transfer them or inclination to do so.
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I don't know about other people but SLRs are just too expensive and cumbersome for my lack of expertise in photography. I've had it with point and shoot cameras as well. It only takes a couple of years for them to become outdated by cell phone cameras. I could now purchase a low end DSLR for what I paid for my original digital camera and the specs on that are so obsolete I feel like a fool for buying it. The bottom line is that phone cameras are good enough for most people, especially those who would otherwise not own a camera.

It's interesting to note that the opposite portrait vs landscape issue existed with conventional cameras. Inexperienced camera users would take everything in landscape mode, even portraits. I know someone who had that happen with their wedding photos. Now they wish they had hired a professional.
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I'd bet most people there use iCloud or Google Photos and all their photos are automatically backed up for them.

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I wouldn't trust photos that are more than casual snaps to the "cloud". So many things can go wrong and are out of your control when you do.
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I don't think these people are professional photographers. I'm sure the convenience outweighs the extremely minor risk.

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Yes, it drives me crazy when watching a video sent to the local tv news show, usually a house fire MVA ... Done in portrait mode the person is wildly swing the phone from side to side trying to catch all the action. When a simple rotation to landscape would catch it all, no swinging side to side.

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