Square format

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zenfr2009 Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Square format

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

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Steven-T
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Re: Square format

Beautiful captures.

zenfr2009 wrote:

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

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Irakly Shanidze
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Re: Square format

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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LKeithR Veteran Member • Posts: 4,090
Re: Square format

zenfr2009 wrote:

...Unfortunately this is not the original format.

So what's the problem? Cropping is not a sin. With today's technology you can shoot what you have and whack it down to any format you want...

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RaajS Veteran Member • Posts: 5,824
Re: Square format

These are excellent! Well done!

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Square format

Maybe young men don't like much or not at all square format. Perhaps do I like this format because my first camera was a Rolleiflex ?

Archaic feeeling but I wish I could find that romantic sensation with modern cameras.

Best regards.

PS : Je suis et je reste un éternel paresseux !!!

(I am and remain an lazy man !!!)

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
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Re: Square format

My first camera was a broken/repaired Rolleicord when I was eight. After university I have been shooting with Hasselblad. Always dreaming there is a cheap used CFV digital back for sale . . .

zenfr2009 wrote:

Maybe young men don't like much or not at all square format. Perhaps do I like this format because my first camera was a Rolleiflex ?

Archaic feeeling but I wish I could find that romantic sensation with modern cameras.

Best regards.

PS : Je suis et je reste un éternel paresseux !!!

(I am and remain an lazy man !!!)

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Square format

...
After university I have been shooting with Hasselblad.
...

You are very lucky !
Take pictures in 6x6 is truly unforgettable indeed.

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Square format

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l_objectif
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Re: Square format

I also like the square format and use it quite often. Fortunatly, my Dlux has it and for some shots, it is quite interesting to compose in that format.

I very much like your first shot!
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RaajS Veteran Member • Posts: 5,824
Fabulous

Fabulous image! Well done.

Cheers,
-raaj

zenfr2009 wrote:

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After university I have been shooting with Hasselblad.
...

You are very lucky !
Take pictures in 6x6 is truly unforgettable indeed.

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RaajS Veteran Member • Posts: 5,824
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Love this one too. Has atmosphere in spades.

Cheers,
-raaj

zenfr2009 wrote:

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Square format

Thanks every body.

Sometimes square format let me go directly to the subject :

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Re: Fabulous

Thanks.
Perhaps you will like this one too :

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Fabulous

Or this one ?

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Leo33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,858
Re: Square format

My favorites are the first two images. I think the square format is not utilized enough these days and that many images would benefit by the use of it. Thanks for sharing your images with us!

Best Regards,
Leo33(Emil)

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Square format

Thanks.
Here is an another one :

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Leo33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,858
Re: Square format

Thanks! Love the black background with a square-format . . . it makes the objects on the table really stand out.

Best,
Leo33(Emil)

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zenfr2009 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,191
Re: Square format

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