New answers tagged aspect-ratio
There's a serious 16 min video on YouTube that shows the historical evolution of film formats in movies. It illustrates the already complete answer by @mattdm with a visual presentation of the ratios and further explanations about really widescreen movie formats, some of which have been abandoned forever.
I would never shoot to the aspect ratio of a monitor. Using one of my photographs as a backdrop is an afterthought, not a deciding a factor in how to frame a shot, and that would be the only reason I'd ever want a photo in that aspect ratio. Given that, I would always crop and scale in post. However, here's the basic reasoning I would have given your ...
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