In this exercise I have taken x20 photos of subjects in the vertical (portrait) orientation, then taken x20 photos of the same subjects in the horizontal (landscape) orientation to see which method works best. in some images one method is clearly better than another; but in some both work but changes “the feel” of the composition.
In these examples I believe that the first image in landscaped works better than the second, due to the length on the flower boxes leading you through the picture.
In these two example, I think that the second image works better, due to the tall spire of the church tower and the loss of “the fussy” surroundings.
The vertical image clearly works for this subject and tilted gives a sense of height and drama lacking in the landscape version.
Again the vertical image works better as it more closely crops the subject.
Again the vertical image works best.
Again the vertical image works.
This image also works best as a portrait format.
Again vertical framing works best here.
Again vertical framing.
In these two examples both methods appear to work, by making the images black and white and colour popping, I have helped improve the interest. However, the vertical frame gives more emphasise on the post box and the perspective appears to alter the character of the image.