Square Format

We’ve been told to think outside the box for so long now that we forgot that the box can be a good thing too.  Do you notice that you find yourself drawn to a specific orientation, like landscape or portrait (horizontal or vertical), in your photography?  Most people have a preference when shooting.  Of course there are guidelines about when to use each, but that’s not what I want to talk about.  For a change of pace, or for compromise, try framing and cropping your subject or scene for a finished image that is square.  There is something inherently pleasing about a square photo.  Its even-ness and symmetry express a sense of balance.


Play with a variety of perspectives when taking photographs.  Take the same picture from a variety of angles and with differing frameworks in mind.  Be creative with your thinking.  See what you can see inside your box!


copyright D. Crouse 2011

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