square gallery - 1:1 square format

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about this gallery

The 1:1 square aspect ratio is a classic format that was once widely used in the film era. It has seen a resurgence of late thanks to the revival of some novelty 'toy' cameras, as well as the emergence of some popular photo sharing applications on smart phones.

This aspect ratio provides an opportunity to throw out some of the commonly adopted 'rules' of composition which can so often distract photographers. It is also a handy format to focus on the simplicity of a subject.

Perhaps for the reasons this format appears to be popular lately I still see 1:1 as a bit of a novelty. However the format is growing on me, enough to warrant a gallery of its own.

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