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Handy resources to make life a little easier…

We all need a little help from time to time. Below you will find some great photography tips, tools, and tricks. Hopefully, you find these resources helpful.

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Understanding Ratios with Examples

Ratios are one of those tricky little things that can cause you headaches. We work off 5 standard ratios that will fit most photography and artwork dimensions. Open the headings for image and sizing references.

Traditional Ratio

8 x 10″ | 203 x 254mm
11 x 14″ | 297 x 356mm
12 x 16″ | 305 x 406mm
16 x 20″ | 406 x 508mm
20 x 24″ | 508 x 610mm
24 x 30″ | 610 x 762mm
30 x 40″ | 762 x 1016mm
40 x 50″ | 1016 x 1270mm

2:3 Ratio

8 x 12″ | 203 x 305mm
12 x 18″ | 305 x 457mm
16 x 24″ | 406 x 610mm
20 x 30″ | 508 x 762mm
24 x 36″ | 610 x 914mm
28 x 42″ | 711 x 1067mm
34 x 50″ | 864 x 1270mm
40 x 60″ | 1016 x 1524mm

1:1 Ratio - Square

8 x 8″ | 203 x 203mm
10 x 10″ | 254 x 254mm
12 x 12″ | 305 x 305mm
16 x 16″ | 406 x 406mm
20 x 20″ | 508 x 508mm
24 x 24″ | 610 x 610mm
30 x 30″ | 762 x 762mm
40 x 40″ | 1016 x 1016mm

2:1 Ratio

10 x 20″ | 254 x 508mm
15 x 30″ | 381 x 762mm
20 x 40″ | 508 x 1016mm
25 x 50″ | 635 x1270mm
30 x 60″ | 762 x 1524mm
35 x 70″ | 889 x 1778mm
40 x 80″ | 1016 x 2032mm

3:1 Ratio - Pano

4 x 12″ | 102 x 305mm
6 x 18″ | 152 457mm
8 x 24″ | 203 x 610mm
10 x 30″ | 254 x 762mm
13.3 x 40″ | 338 x 1016mm
16.5 x 50″ | 422 x 1270mm
20 x 60″ | 508 x 1524mm
25 x 75″ | 635 x 1905mm
30 x 90″ | 762 x 2286mm

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Apps you should have (or at least know about)

Let's face it, we live in a digital world. The amount of information at our fingertips is incredible. Here is our selection of the best photography apps you can use to sharpen your craft. Head to your app store to search and download to your device.

  • Accu Weather (for weather forecasts)
  • Snapseed (for digital editing)
  • Pocket Light Meter (what it says on the tin)
  • Posing App (posing tool)
  • The Photographers Ephemeris
  • Photography 101 (educational-beginner)
  • Photo Academy (educational-intermediate)
  • My Aurora Forecast (solar storm forecasting)

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