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In reply to zenfr2009, Jan 22, 2012

Great images all the way through the thread.

I find you need to compose and balance your image differently in a square, it is a great format!

I have to crop landscape and portrait lifestyle images into squares every season and it's amazing how big a difference it has to people's perceptions. I think that some of us are very lucky to be able to visualise the square image whilst looking at the bigger picture (I think part of the reason my wife can't share my love of a rangefinder just hit me!....
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In reply to JamieTux, Jan 22, 2012

JamieTux wrote:

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I find you need to compose and balance your image differently in a square, it is a great format!

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Yes, you're quite right.

Here is an another one (taken with my old good fellow LX3).

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The landscape photos in a square format is a difficult exercise that I can not find solution yet

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I think that's your best square composition yet in the thread! I might have a play with some square landscapes later if I get time, you're right its more of a challenge as normally you want it as wide as possible...
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These are all excellent. I have no doubt you've inspired not a few forum members to go shoot in square format, myself included!

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Nice shots all around guys.

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Thanks for coming and sharing. I've just visited your website. Lot of beautiful pictures there.

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In reply to zenfr2009, Jan 23, 2012

zenfr2009 wrote:

I like the square format. Unfortunately this is not the original format.

i like this.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Jan 26, 2012

You know, almost all Leica glass can cover 36x36mm without any vignetting, I want leica M with 30x30mm sensor at least, like very much my old H20 back

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I know, right? Always wanted a Leica body with a square frame...

The funny thing is, for many years I had love-hate relationships with art directors who, in turn, had love-hate relationships with my square pictures. Last year I decided to clean up my act and submitted nine uncropped Leica M9 shots for the JTI/Sobranie ad campaign. Next day an art director is exploding on the phone "WE THOUGHT YOU WOULD SHOOT THEM SQUARE!!!". What do you know...
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Hi;

I enjoyed these photo's very much,The first one is very good and the café shots are excellent in detail and colour and suits the square format.I use to shoot a lot of 6X6 on my Rollei and Hasselblad.Thanks for posting . JB>

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Thanks for visiting.

Hassemblad was, and still remains well above my budget. My travels require almost all my savings.

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Friendly gypsies (Paris) :

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