Fibonacci series and Photography

You can’t be a self-respecting computer or science geek and not have heard about the Fibonacci series. You know, 1-1-2-3-5-8… etc. How about Fibonacci’s Ratio? How about the Golden Mean or the Divine Proportion? Not sure, right?

Fibonacci, and its role in art, design and photography is a little less well known. As I continue to study photography and art I came across this excellent article about that very topic:

“Hopefully, this article has shed some light on a somewhat mysterious subject in the world of photography. Fibonacci’s Ratio is a powerful tool for composing your photographs, and it should’€™t be dismissed as a minor difference from the rule of thirds.

While the grids look similar, using Phi can sometimes mean the difference between a photo that just clicks, and one that does’€™t quite feel right. I’€™m certainly not saying that the rule of thirds doesn’€™t have a place in photography, but Phi is a far superior and much more intelligent and historically proven method for composing a scene.” (from Divine Composition With Fibonacci’s Ratio)

 

Ideas that work! Not for me, but some great gift ideas

I know my own Christmas/Channukah gifts have already been purchased by Santa. So this is not for me, but I saw a bunch of cool ideas on this list, so I thought I would share it! Check this post 10 Great Gifts For Photographers Under $20 from Digital Photography School:

“It’s that time of year again – the time when most of us photographers find friends, family, and co-workers asking us what photo related gifts we’d like to receive. As much as we’d love to say, “Oh I wouldn’t mind a EOS-1D X or a Nikon D700,” the cold, hard reality is if we don’t want a gift certificate for a hair cut or something worse, we’re better off giving the inquiring gift-giver options under $20. Here is a great list of affordable gift suggestions that will put a smile on any photographers face just in time for the holidays!” (from Digital Photography School)

Cool Photography

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Very cool photographs:

“Last summer, Sacha Goldberger decided he would take on a very interesting project. He assembled a team who helped him create an outside studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris that’s 2.5 times the size of New York’s Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor – would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.” Check this out!