So in this image I like the shot of the guitar player. What I don't like is what is going on in the left of this image. I decided to make a square (or 1x1 ratio) edit and came up with the following.
I like this much better. In addition, the image does not go to waste because now I can use it on Instagram.
Here is another image I don't really like.
As you can see, and maybe it's just my opinion, there is too much dead space on the left and right. Once again, let's look at a square edit.
I like this edit much better!
Now the next shot I like in it's original format more than the square format. Take a look.
Now to me both images are good but I prefer the original format shot of the two.
My goal in photography is to shoot images that could be used in print format, even though I don't print a lot of images. So my preference is to shoot in the rectangular format of the image and not square.
If I learned anything from this, it's to consider more than the original image format, especially in this digital age where we are not locked into specific image formats.
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