Challenge has finished
For this challenge, photograph a person, pet, portrait, plant, object, or pattern, and fit it expertly into a square format. A single subject should dominate the frame. Please read the following to fully understand the nature of the challenge. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The aesthetic of the square format in photography is regularly debated, although important photographers like Richard Avedon, Robert Doisneau, and Irving Penn have used it with great success. Those of us who learned photography using square format cameras (Rollei, Hasselblad) were taught to compose in the viewfinder either vertically or horizontally in the expectation that our prints and enlargements would be in the preferred rectangular format. Today, with few digital cameras offering a square format option, the problem is to compose in a rectangular frame with the expectation of cropping to a square.
Show full rules
Monday, 13th July, 2009 (GMT)
Monday, 20th July, 2009 – Sunday, 26th July, 2009 (GMT)
Monday, 27th July, 2009 – Sunday, 2nd August, 2009 (GMT)
Capture date rules:
Maximum number of entries per user:
Maximum number of entries in challenge:
These entries were provided by the challenge host(s) as samples and cannot be voted on. Upload sample image.
p previous n next
Back to: Challenges homepage
Most popular cameras
In-depth testingLatest Camera ReviewsBeyond the studio testsFeature Articles and VideosPIX VideosTalks, demos and panels689The Canon that canCanon EOS 80D Review364Touchscreen street shooterFujifilm X70 Review2136Upwardly mobileSony a6300 Review325Power ZoomPanasonic Lumix ZS100/TZ100 Review2478Retro through-and-throughFujifilm X-Pro2 Review2159Playing the Ace?Sony Alpha 7R II Review40Readers' ShowcaseNicolas Alexander Otto324Can we get much wider?Canon EF 11-24mm F4 L USM gallery715Bang for the BuckOlympus OM-D E-M10 II ReviewKirkjufell mountainBehind the Shot: Shredded2184FeatureWhat is equivalence?712Mono a monoLeica Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on1125In-depth ReviewLeica Q202Long and short of itTamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro review399Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X Review40ArticleTo St. Helens and Back: Olympus TG-Tracker Shooting Experience377You'll be impressedShootout: Tamron 15-30 F2.8 vs. Nikon 14-24 F2.8
All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2016 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.