There is no doubt that I am very excited about this format but it has created a little dilemma for me.
I have a huge European trip coming up soon (three months worth of travel) and I just don’t know whether I should just stick to my tried and true landscape format, or mix it up and take some vertical format – or take risks and use all vertical format.
Maybe I should stick to landscape for the start of my trip, my new workshops in Umbria and then try portrait for this year’s Veneto tours? Since it will be the third year I have done these tours, a different format will be a new challenge. After that I could order some more sketchbooks of whatever format I want to use for the rest of the trip?
The portrait format will definitely give me some new compositional options (which I love) and will be easier to handle that than themassive width of the open landscape version. However it is hard to fit on my support board. (Do I have to make a bigger support board to suit it?) If I am visiting a city with tall buildings the portrait would be great, but when I’m in Scotland would I miss the panoramic possibilities of the landscape version?
Oh! it’s such a hard decision. What do you think I should do?