The Goldilocks Principle in Photography

In the children's story of the Three Bears, Goldilocks repeatedly finds that one possible choice, whether it be beds, chairs or porridge, is too big or too much, another is too small, but the third choice in between these is just right. I've been noticing how the same principle holds true for a number of choices at the heart of photography....

Breaking Bad

The finale of the epic series "Breaking Bad" airs tonight. I don't watch that much TV, but when Netflix suggested I try this tale of a high school chemistry teacher who gradually changes into a meth kingpin, all the while believing his motives are justified, I tried it and was hooked. It also got me thinking about how easy it can sometimes be for photographers and others who value the beauty of nature to end up trampling on it....

Why Don’t We Shoot Square Format and Crop Later?

Most cameras shoot rectangular images. That allows them to be rotated ninety degrees to achieve a different result. But in this world of digital imaging when at least some decisions can be deferred to posts processing, why don't digital cameras shoot square images? That way, we could crop horizontal or vertical, or both, after the fact....
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