Instagram has now relaxed their rules regarding aspect ratios and users can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation. In order to do so, there is now a format icon that allows users to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. Once the image or video are shared, the full-sized version of it will appear in follower’s feed. However, in the profile grid posts will appear as center-cropped squares.
Over on the National Geographic Voices Blog, photographer Kike Calvo has recently added some sage advice for professional photographers as they engage with Instagram. Wetpixel has an active Instagram feed, if you aren’t following it already, please add @wetpixelgram to your following list.
The changes will happen automatically as Instagram apps update.