Square: The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format
- Learn the history of the square format
- Learn to capture for square and edit with square in mind
- Tutorials for Cropping, Making Vertoramas, and adding borders to your images
- Read an interview case study with Matt Toynbee
- Learn about Holga lenses
- 50+ Pages
In Square, Andrew S. Gibson delves deep into the mysteries of the square format. Before digital cameras, the only way you could use the square format (cropping excluded) was to buy a 6×6 medium format camera. Now, digital cameras have opened up the square format to anybody who doesn’t mind taking the trouble to crop their images in post-processing.
But using the square format isn’t simply a matter of cropping; the square format demands a new approach to composition. The rule-of-thirds (which Andrew is not too fond of) no longer applies. Instead, the composition relies on aspects like shape, simplicity and balance.
Square explores the square format from the digital photographer’s perspective. It shows you how to use the square format on your camera, and how to make the most out of what Andrew thinks of as the fine art photographer’s format. It’s illustrated throughout by Andrew beautiful photos, and he’s also interviewed two film photographers, Matt Toynbee and Flavia Schaller, to explore their perspective on the square format.