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View Poll Results: Square Composition

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  • Yes I like square and this is nice

    78 86.67%
  • No I don't like square but this is nice

    9 10.00%
  • Square for this is lousy, and I like square compositions

    2 2.22%
  • All Square compositions are lousy

    1 1.11%
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    RB, nice image. I always shoot to the camera format and see nothing wrong with square images, I returned to using 6x6 for the first time in over 25 years in Spring 2008.

    Ian

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    I can't stop staring above her knee and trust me I'm fighting it

    It is a nice photo but I think the angles are all competing with one another making the photo want to turn abstract
    I don't like the handrail
    but without it her knees become very tight in that "corner"

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    now her hand pose bothers me greatly
    she has an alien 4 finger

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    Good call on the angles. I was too focused on....knees too. Actually the right knee cap.
    -Chris

    "I'd Really Rather You Didn't Use My Existence As A Means To Oppress, Subjugate, Punish, Eviscerate, And/Or, You Know, Be Mean To Others. I Don't Require Sacrifices, And Purity Is For Drinking Water, Not People."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    ........ One of my local photo clubs has a contest but it is only open to 8 X 10 and 8 X 12 prints. I have been fighting with their competition committee in order to get them to allow 8 X 8. Another man who shoots with a Hasselblad has been trying for the past six years. They are already comparing two rectangles. What is so wrong with allowing for a square if the photography is of good quality?
    I'll bet the committee insists on "Rule of Thirds" too! I've avoided the clubs because of this sort of pedantism. I was once asked to judge a club competition and spent most of the evening arguing that the rule of thirds or the golden mean are not prerequisites of a good photograph. Never again!!

    As for the image - I really like it. To my mind - even if it is the knee, (right or left) that holds attention - the image is holding the viewer and making him or her think about it. I often take in square format - but usually print in rectangle. This tells me that even when I use 6x6, I'm still thinking and composing in rectangles. I think that the images themselves dictate the final shape and, whether it's square, rectangular, octagonal or round an image is good - or it isn't.

    Anyway - JMO

    Bob H
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    I do like the image. Being square or not doesn't bother me. Sometimes I like to use my Rolleiflex and shoot squares.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    .....Sometimes I like to use my Rolleiflex and shoot squares.

    Jeff
    I'll pop down and pose for you Jeff

    Bob H
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobNewYork View Post
    I'll pop down and pose for you Jeff

    Bob H
    After I posted that, I kinda though it came out wrong!

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobNewYork View Post
    I'll bet the committee insists on "Rule of Thirds" too!
    Wow! How did you know? I joined the committee for 2010 in order to get these things changed.

    Can't believe that I forgot to mention this. I love the OP's photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    RB, nice image. I always shoot to the camera format and see nothing wrong with square images, I returned to using 6x6 for the first time in over 25 years in Spring 2008.

    Ian
    How are your square comps working out after so long out of the square way of thinking?

    RB

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