Why 4:3 Has Succeeded 3:2 As My Favoured Aspect Ratio

Shooting 35mm for five years, naturally my favoured aspect ratio was the 36mm x 24mm of a frame of film, ie 3:2. When I starting shooting more digital photographs than film, I followed this ratio through, with cameras like my Pentax K10D and Ricoh GRD III, because I was so used to composing in these… Continue reading Why 4:3 Has Succeeded 3:2 As My Favoured Aspect Ratio

Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography

It started with a Holga 120N, given as a birthday present in 2012, and, in retrospect, a life changing camera. Not only my first film camera, the Holga was my first medium format camera, and the first that only shot square images. Before this, my only association with 1:1 aspect ratio photography was vague recollections… Continue reading Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography

The Vital (Un)Importance Of Aspect Ratio

Some 12 or 13 years ago, I had no idea what aspect ratio meant. I was happily snapping away with my Sony camera phones, simply using the dimensions of the screen to find and frame compositions I thought fitted it best. In a way I miss these days of blissful ignorance! Looking back now I… Continue reading The Vital (Un)Importance Of Aspect Ratio