How the Square Format Can Enhance Your Street Photography – Digital Photography School – A Post By: Andrew S. Gibson

SQUARE FORMAT

I started my photography life shooting in  square image or 1:1 format as it is known as today and did not deviate from that until I began to shoot 35mm which gives a rectangular format, in the 1960’s.

I find the square format aesthetically pleasing to me and also easier to compose and shoot in.  The nice thing about digital is  while shooting in the square format and seeing that in my LCD and viewfinder, I can also get the rectangular image in my raw file in most cameras.  That may be an issue in Nikon and Canon but not with most others.  Also, I can shoot in black and white and see that in camera, but the raw file will be in color.  Lot’s of ways to work.

 

In my last article about choosing the best lens for street and travel photography, you may have noticed that all the photos used to illustrate it, were in the square format. That’s not a coincidence. I recently discovered that I really like this aspect ratio for street photography. It’s made a big improvement to my […]

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One thought on “How the Square Format Can Enhance Your Street Photography – Digital Photography School – A Post By: Andrew S. Gibson

  1. Elliot, Excellent short piece. Thanks. Best, Joe Lee

    On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Elliot Paul Stern-Photographer -Educator-Blogger wrote:

    > ELLIOT STERN posted: “SQUARE FORMAT I started my photography life shooting > in square image or 1:1 format as it is known as today and did not deviate > from that until I began to shoot 35mm which gives a rectangular format, in > the 1960’s. I find the square format aesthetic” >

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