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In Square: The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format, I delve deep into the mysteries of the square format. Before digital cameras, the only way you could use the square format (cropping excluded) was to buy a 6×6 medium format camera. Now, digital cameras have opened up the square format to anybody who doesn’t mind taking the trouble to crop their images in post-processing.

But using the square format isn’t simply a matter of cropping – there’s a lot more to it than that. The square format demands a new approach to composition. The rule of thirds no longer applies. Instead the composition relies on aspects like shape, simplicity and balance.

Square ebook inside pages

Square explores the square format from the digital photographer’s perspective. It shows you how to use the square format on your camera, and how to make the most out of what I think of as the fine art photographer’s format. It’s illustrated throughout by my photos, and I’ve also interviewed two photographers, Matt Toynbee and Flavia Schaller, to explore their perspective on the square format.

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Title: Square

Length: 56 double page spreads

Words: approx 10,000

Format: PDF. You can view The Candid Portrait using free Adobe reader software on any PC or tablet. You can also read The Candid Portrait on the iPad using iBooks – it has been optimized for iPad viewing.



The History of the Square Format

Going Square

The 35mm Problem

Cropping Square

Design and Balance

Simplicity, Space and Subtlety

Black & White

Case Study: Matt Toynbee




Holga Lenses

Case Study: Flavis Schaller




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