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Photography 101: Double

Today, you and your camera are seeing double.

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

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Your twin sisters. Your neighbor’s two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.

Double can be interpreted in many ways. Here’s our take, courtesy of two yellow lines on a colorful street in East London, England:

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There’s one more day left in this course — have fun with this one!

Tip: Did you notice the vertical and horizontal versions of our double image in this post? A vertical version is embedded in the post, but a horizontal version is set as the post’s Featured Image, in the blog’s header above. We rotated the original to create a horizontal version.

Themes display Featured Images in different ways. Check this Theme Showcase list to confirm if your theme supports Featured Images.

You, too, might need to rotate an image occasionally. After you upload images to your dashboard, you can use them in various ways — embedded right in your post, inserted in a gallery, or displayed as Featured Images.

You can use the rotation tool in your Media Library to change the orientation of an image, and use the new version in areas like your blog’s header. Access this tool in your Media Library, where you learned to crop your images:

  • When viewing an image in your Media Library, click Edit Image.
  • Use the two rotation icons — the second and third icons from the left — to set and save your desired orientation.

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If you prefer not to use the tool in your Media Library, try the rotation feature in your preferred software or image editor — like Photoshop, Lightroom, PicMonkey — or your favorite mobile app.

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