11.03.2016

Walking through Verona.


I recently went to a gallery show of photographs. All the images were square. The gallery goers were amazed and delighted. Makes me want to shoot square all the time now...

10 comments:

Wolfgang Lonien said...

What a wonderful portrait of Belinda. Nothing beats youth, Italy, and a Hasselblad in one's hands...

Patrick Dodds said...

"In the 1780s Goethe was so moved when he went to Italy for the first time that he regretted everything that had occurred in his life up to that point. This was where he truly belonged, he declared, the previous 38 years having been like "a whaling trip to Greenland." " Armstrong and de Botton.

James Weekes said...

I shoot square 90% of the time. I just love that ratio. One of the reasons that I haven't bonded with my bargain Sony a6000 is that it won't let me shoot square. Lee Friedlander loves square because, in some pictures, you get a much bigger sky. and portraits just sing in square format. Can you guess that I used to shoot Rollei SL66s and TLRs?

Christer said...

(Makes me want to shoot square all the time now...)

Better: keep shooting full frame but/and print square.

gbunton said...

james I still shoot with a rollei sl66, it's an amazing instrument and i shoot square with a fuji x pro 1 love the format:)
Gary

Ron White said...

My Fujis allow me to shoot Square B&W while capturing a raw, 3:2 image at the same time. In-camera I see the Square as I shoot.
I love Square.

Anonymous said...

Well, its hip to be square.


said, well I don't know who said it. Maybe
it was a song.

signed: to old to be hip, but not square.

Greg Heins said...

To my great pleasure, the newest firmware upgrade to my K-1 provides a square frame: two bold black lines in the finder, but the excess blacked out completely on the rear screen in live view. And yes, with an old 135 2.8, good for portraits.

Kirk Tuck said...

Hi Greg! Good to hear from you. Can you tell me how you like the K-1? I find it to be a very interesting camera...

Greg Heins said...

Kirk - As to the K-1, I like it very much. I have a set of older Limiteds and a 24 and 135, also older. The sum of the 5 lenses was probably not quite the cost of the camera brand new. My goal is prints for exhibition and sale (good luck with that!). I've gone to a 24-inch wide printer and the larger files at about 20x30 inches are just what I've been looking for. Having said that, I'm the last person to ever suggest to someone else that s/he should think about the same camera I have. I also use a Pen F and a Lumix FZ1000 when called for; they're all just fine. I think it's just like when I had everything from 8x10 to 35mm; you used what you needed to use and/or what you liked to use.