Here are a few of my favorite 16 x 9 widescreen images, mostly landscape photographs.
Newer televisions and computer monitors have an aspect ratio of 16:9, which gives a perfect fit for high definition television. Since we owned one, we have been impressed with the 16 x 9 Widescreen images.
Most DSLR cameras shoot in the most common aspect ratio of 4:3. Though a lot of newer consumer cameras shoot in 16:9
The 16:9 aspect ratio is a product of movie producers.They wanted to find a way to make their movies bigger and better in order to attract more customers.
The widescreen format of the 16:9 aspect ratio also allows viewers to see a bigger picture when compared to the old 4:3 aspect ratio. In addition, the 16:9 aspect ratio also enhances the quality of the image by allowing for bolder backdrops and scenery.
However many photography clubs still like exhibition prints to be in 5×7 or 8 x10 ratios. If you want to print to this standard you still need to shoot in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
I rarely print photographs now but am looking at my images every day on my widescreen monitor.
Recently I have started to crop my 4:3 images to a 16 x 9 size so that I can better see them on our T.V. and I love it.
I have started to go back through old images and look at them in a 16 x 9 format and wonder why I didn’t do it years ago.
They look so much better, the 16:9 aspect ratio gets rid of ‘ dead space’ in the image.