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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    I feel like the horizontal wide format is being thrust upon us by monitors and TV's.

    Vertical shots just don't look good on electronics (merely because they get shrunk to fit so they become "tiny" in comparison). So if verticals were rare before... I am sure they are even more rare today.
    Well that used to be true, in the post PC world though a 1/4 turn of the wrist fixes the problem and vertical is the natural orientation of many devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    I wonder what people think of my pet theory that rectangles seem to correspond to dynamic compositions (implied movement and/or imbalance, sense of passing time) whereas squares tend to convey static scenes... often literally timeless and balanced compositions. Clive?
    There is truly a different sence between them, I think it is one of the reasons Holga shots are so fun and when using my RB the ground glass lines define a nice square that I find many compositions just "fall" into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Thomas, doesn't that mean you are letting the paper size dictate the composition?
    No. The paper SHAPE dictates the framing when I shoot. All my rectangular prints are in the 3:4 format. 6x8, 9x12, and 13.5x18.

    Or I cut 20x24 paper in half for 12x20 paper, and print 10x18 slightly panoramic.

    Unless I print square, of course.

    To me it helps to have a standard, but sometimes I crop differently, if I feel the picture calls for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    I wonder what people think of my pet theory that rectangles seem to correspond to dynamic compositions (implied movement and/or imbalance, sense of passing time) whereas squares tend to convey static scenes... often literally timeless and balanced compositions. Clive?
    Keith, I’m not sure I would agree with that, as you have probably seen more images in rectangles than squares and the ones with action by percentage of views would be in rectangles. Some of Doisneau’s are quite dynamic in square format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    I wonder what people think of my pet theory that rectangles seem to correspond to dynamic compositions (implied movement and/or imbalance, sense of passing time) whereas squares tend to convey static scenes... often literally timeless and balanced compositions. Clive?
    Maybe there is some truth to that due to people having a more rectangular filed of view ourselves? Maybe there is some sort of subconscious bias/connection to rectangle aspect ratio that wd support your theory?

    It would be interesting to ask a few 100 folks on the street their preference and why, maybe Keith's theory wd have some substantiated opinions? I think the question to photographers like us might be biased as we might gravitate to the gear we have or say I like them all depending on subject? Would be more interesting to me to ask a room full of folks who don't know aspect ratios like us....

    I think the question is great Clive! Nice post, good food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
    Well that used to be true, in the post PC world though a 1/4 turn of the wrist fixes the problem and vertical is the natural orientation of many devices.
    I forgot about that. Heard on the news that 1 1/2 devices per person on earth are being projected.

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    Perhaps we should commission some round images and see what happens...
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    Looks like someone beat us to it a hundred or so years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67284640...-of-california
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    Oh I know it's been done, but I think you will find that round and oval images fell out of favor around the time roll film was rolled out...
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    First my favorite formats are 4x5 and square. For all my personal work I crop in camera with no exceptions. But for a professional shoot, most people will not order squares and when I am shooting I am shooting for a square. So to fix this problem I am adding a 6x7. It will show the customer the cropping that I had in my head.

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