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Square or qeer: the 1:1 aspect ratio

Square or qeer: the 1:1 aspect ratio

Michael Freeman, a respected authority for composition in photography, writes in his book

Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos [affiliate]

about the square format that “you need a very good reason to choose THIS format over portait or landscape”. There is a danger that square photos can look boring, unattractive (though harmonic and peaceful).
However, viewing conventions can change and actually DID change recently.

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Some Instagram Fun

Some Instagram Fun

 

When Instagram appeared in the Appstore for iOS, I downloaded it, played with it, and deleted it. Later I downloaded it again, kept it, but hardly used it. I simply didn’t get it. Recently I developed more and more affection for it – to a big extent because of social interactions. Instagram was able to suggest me a few possible contacts which, to my surprise, all had a certain style of photography that was similar to mine, or, at least, to my taste. I started following a few contacts, they started following me. I “liked” their photos, they “liked” mine. A lot like with Flickr but faster and on the go.

OK, here are some of my instagrams (you can find all of them when using instagram: look for user timecaptured):

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