Writing with Light

“Square” – An eBook by Andrew S. Gibson

Last month I reviewed “Beyond Thirds – A Photographer’s Introduction to Creative Composition” by Andrew S. Gibson. This month Andrew has just released his latest e-book “Square – The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format”.

In Square, Gibson delves deeper into creative composition but this time with the intent of producing an image with an aspect ratio of 1:1. The rule of thirds doesn’t apply here…so what does? This book isn’t  just about cropping your images (although he does discuss this). It’s about composing your shots and making conscious decisions that will have an impact on the final image.

Some of the topics that Andrew covers are as follows:

  • The History of the Square Format
  • Going square (three ways to create square format images)
  • Square Subjects
  • The 35mm problem
  • Cropping Square
  • Design & Balance
  • Shape
  • The Four S’s (shape, simplicity, space, and subtlety)                                                                                
  • Creative layout
  • Framing

 In addition to this Gibson also includes case studies by photographers Matt Toynbee and Flavia Schaller and additional tutorials in the appendix.

Square retails for $9.97 and can be purchased directly from Andrew Gibson’s site here.

One response

  1. Looks like an interesting read.


    December 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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