A few weeks ago we visited Venice for the first time and the city lives up to it's reputation as a photographers paradise. I had to be careful not to overdo it as this was a weekend for my wife and I to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and to have a camera permanently glued to my face would've been the wrong thing to do.
Check out the blogs on Venice HERE (Venice with two lenses) and HERE (Details of Venice)
Now I have been a fan of the square format since I started photography and dreamed of owning a 6x6 Hasselblad medium format camera. The square format is iconic in photographic circles (sorry about the pun!) and when I see an image that suits 1:1 format then I shoot it with that in mind.
While the X-Pro2 can shoot 1:1 format images I prefer to shoot the images 3:2 and then crop in post production as it gives me the flexibility that I wouldn't have if I shot it in camera. That isn't to say I don't shoot 1:1 in camera, in the same way I do shoot black and white in camera but I prefer to shoot in colour but seeing the image in mono when I take the image for converting in Silver EFEX in post production.
Here are a set of images from the trip to Venice that are all cropped 1:1 in post production but ones that I saw as square format when I pressed the shutter release.
All images taken on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and either the XF18mm f2 or XF56mm f1.2 lenses.