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Square Images 2012 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 11 Album Created: 31 Dec 2012 Last Updated: 31 Dec 2012
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After taking thousands and thousand of pictures during the past six years, and presenting over two thousand of them on this Web site, I have finally discovered the bliss of squareness! As photographers have knows for many decades, the 1:1 — otherwise known as square — aspect ratio can be very appealing.

When processing a photo, one technique to improve the image is to utilize cropping. Sometimes there are areas of the photo which are distracting and need to be cut out. In other instances, the shape of the subject is better presented by changing the aspect ratio of the photo to 1:1.

In order to bring attention to the appeal of square photos, I am gathering them from where they appear in other 2012 albums and am presenting them here, set apart by themselves. This year there is only a handful of such images, but I expect that over the coming years I will have more substantial annual collections.

Fortunately, when it comes to photography, it’s not square to be square!

Don’t miss the square photos taken during other years: In addition, you can see all of my square photos together in the Square Images (All Years) conglomerate "super-album."
For further details about the stories behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related articles:
The photos in this album were taken with the Sony Alpha α77 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 cameras.
To begin viewing the photos, you can browse the album — or view the contact sheet.