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Photo 52 : Within the Frame / Perspective – Square Aspect Ratio

This is our second week looking at alternate aspect ratios and how they can impact the image. The aspect ratio of an image is the relationship between its height and width – effectively defining how square or rectangular the image is. Most DSLR cameras use an aspect ratio of 3:2 or more commonly known as 6:4. By changing the aspect ratio we can use the height and width of the image to strengthen the composition, play with the perspective or create a more balanced image. For this week, we are playing with a square or 1:1 aspect ratio. The square aspect has gained hugely popularity recently with the increasing use of iPhoneography and the use of Instagram. Square aspect ratios encourage simplicity in the composition which can result in very powerful images.

Julie Mak-14A_2671-2To view the complete collection of square photos for this week, please click here.

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