Square formats are more pleasing to the eye as they eliminate a great deal of the eye movement, moving back and forth horizontally and vertically through your image. Centering your subject is one of my favorite attributes to square crops, a rule breaker in standard 3:2 rectangular images.
The rule of thirds and even the golden ratio for which we’ve learned to apply on rectangular images can still be applied to your square composition. The one difference is you can get in closer and look even better…
Whether you’re shooting portraits, landscapes, or anything else under the Sun, B&W square images can bring new life with some old-style eye-pleasing looks to your photography.
There are two basic elements to this week’s PhotoChallenge. You have to create a square image and that image needs to be in B&W.