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#6423 2013-05-27 17:17 GMT-5 hours    
Hi,
I had a question for the screeners and the more experienced photographers out there. Is 16:9 an acceptable aspect ratio for aviation photography or not? I have a broad side shot of one of my helos which is not very level and will not fit in the usual 3:2 that I go for.

Also wanted to mention that after a long break from photography and the site I'm back for the summer months, and looking forward to contribute more to the site.

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#6424 2013-05-27 17:25 GMT-5 hours    
16:9 (or 4:3) is a widely accepted aspect ratio.
If your picture is not level, you probable get some 'corners' after leveling. After cropping the aircraft up to its 16:3 ratio you may have these corners still visible.
You may try to correct this by marking the sky (or flight line, where-ever these corners are) and try the option 'transform'. By stretching or warping the selection you will be able to correct the corners.
If you are not quite sure, you may upload the picture as it is (in resolution 2000+). We can give it a try than and come up with a solution.

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#6425 2013-05-27 17:58 GMT-5 hours    
Hi,
16:9 and 4:3 are not the same thing. 4:3 and 16:12 are the same ratio. 4:3 is more square looking while 16:9 is your standard wide screen aspect ratio. I've never seen 16:9 be used in anything other than HD video that's why I asked.

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#6431 2013-05-28 11:09 GMT-5 hours    
Ah, I see. I'm quite mistaken with the two I mentioned an mixed up as well. Sorry for the confusion caused...
You are quite right: 6:4 is the common standard on Airfighters.

If the picture above is the helo concerned, than there is no problem rotating it to level position and crop it to 6:4 afterwards. Both the wheels and the rotor head fit into this aspect ratio.

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#6432 2013-05-28 15:37 GMT-5 hours    
The picture above is just an example I used for the two different aspect ratios. The second one being the questionable one as far as aviation photos go.

The helo concerned is this following one, as you can see it needs quite a bit of CW rotation and by doing so and cropping at 3:2 or 4:3 you end up cutting major parts of the aircraft. The "wide screen" crop would be the only one that saves it but again I'm uncertain about its acceptance.


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#6433 2013-05-28 15:54 GMT-5 hours    
No, unfortunately it would not be acceptable. Currently we only accept 3:2 to 4:3. Anything between those two ratios is fine.

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#6434 2013-05-28 16:16 GMT-5 hours    
If you apply the tricks described above you can achieve the correct aspect ratio with your picture.
I took the liberty to alter your picture a bit to a 6:4 ratio.


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#6439 2013-05-29 15:25 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks guys, I'll give that trick a shot, not sure how successful I'll be, my editing skills are limited.

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