Fyuse is a brand new medium and offers freedom to experiment with how you frame and capture the world around you. We're happy to break all the rules of traditional photography, but we still get asked for tips on capturing fyuses. Here are a few simple suggestions for choosing between shooting a fyuse in portrait or landscape orientation.
Let the object or subject dictate the orientation of your fyuse
This one may sound a little obvious, but let the orientation of your subject dictate the orientation of your fyuse. Of course this isn't a hard and fast rule, but lets take a look at a few examples.
In general if you're capturing a primarily horizontal object like a car, you're going to be better off shooting your fyuse in the landscape orientation. This would allow you to bring the entire object into frame while remaining close enough to still make out all the detail.
Alternatively, if you're capturing a primarily vertical subject like a person, you're going to be better off shooting your fyuse in the portrait orientation. This would allow you to bring the entire subject into frame while remaining close enough to still make out all their detail.
Let the scene dictate the orientation of your fyuse
Maybe the object or subject in your shot isn't the intended focus of your fyuse. Maybe it's the environment or the scene around them that is what you really want to show off. In this case you can ignore the above mentioned rules of thumb, or even throw them out all together. Lets look at some more examples.
The fyuse below has a person standing in the center of the frame, but the real focus is the lake and the mountains in the background. By shooting in landscape, the fyuse is able to capture the entire scene and really show off how beautiful the location is. It's a perfect example of why you might want to shoot a person in landscape orientation instead of portrait.
Alternatively, if you're capturing something like the waterfall in this fyuse, you might not care about the surrounding environment. By shooting in portrait orientation you can focus on the waterfall and ignore everything else. It also has the added benefit of really selling the verticality of the location.
Be sure to experiment and have fun
The above suggestions are not hard and fast rules, they're just meant to give you a jumping off point. The most important thing is to experiment and have fun!