Super Square Format Tips


Square Format = Diana F+ = 120 ? YES! Absolutely yes! How about Diana Mini? Yes! I think everybody enjoys the square format. Here are some tips that you could use!

1. Be Calm
Shooting with square format is different from the usual formats. Just be calm before you press the shutter and do not click wildly.

2. Composition
Compose with your subject in mind. I just love shooting portraits using square format. It makes me feel smart in a way. Well, not all the time.

3. Put your subject in the middle
Seems cliche but I find this very helpful when shooting with square format. It gives you room to think and ask yourself “Where do I put the cat on the frame?” or “Where does she fit on this frame?”. So just try to put it in the middle like that Jimmy Eat World song.

4. Look through your viewfinder
I do this when I’m travelling just to make sure that the object is good to shoot. Just a formality before I press the shutter button. Click!

5. Have fun
Using square format doesn’t mean that you have to follow these tips! Just have fun with it! Don’t think just shoot! Don’t think just have some fun using the square format!

You gotta love square format like the message on this boxer!

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written by adi_totp on 2012-03-05 #gear #tutorials #120 #35mm #camera #tipster #diana-f #diana-mini #tips-square-format


  1. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    hahahah you make me wanna sing out loud: one of my fav. bands

    Love square format too !

  2. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    hahaha, the last picture! XD

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @nuhdos hahaha.. Jimmy Eat World rocks a lot!

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @eva_eva hahaha.. the epic boxer!

  5. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    :DDD FINE!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @hanibale thank you very much! :D

  7. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    I also do #4, looking through the viewfinder is for formality when composing your shots in a square format.

    @nuhdos @adi_totp Kill and Hear You Me are my favorite songs from that awesome band :)

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @superkulisap yeaaah.. both square format and Jimmy Eat World rocks! :D

  9. shamini
    shamini ·

    How do you do the effects for the image 4? long exposure?

  10. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @shamini the electric guitar? Yes.. long exposure with a bit of light painting

  11. shamini
    shamini ·

    thanks !

  12. tom2041
    tom2041 ·

    Great articel!!!
    Cool pix!!!

    <3 Jimmy Eat World
    The Sweetnes is the best!

  13. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @tom2041 thanks man! Long live Jimmy Eat World!

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