Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Ratio of Two Photographers

The Golden Ratio works with just about all kinds of photography. Or does it? Within this section I will look two photographers, one current and one historical. I will compare and contrast their types of photography with each other and … Continue reading

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Ratio in Other Medium – Magazines

Modern day media can use the Golden Ratio in many different ways. Within this article I will be looking at magazines to see how they utilise this visual technique. I’ll start off by looking at magazines from the pre-modern period … Continue reading

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Flickr & Facebook Photos

Before I do any primary research, I will conduct a small test using two popular web 2.0 sites. The first site, is Facebook. I am using this site as a representation of the views of amateur photographers, taking photos from … Continue reading

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Adrian Bejan and his relationship with the Golden Ratio

Adrian Bejan, most people haven’t heard of him but he has discovered the one reason why the Golden Ratio is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Bejan is professor of mechanical engineering at the Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He believes … Continue reading

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The Golden Ratio – History

While technically the golden ratio has always existed? in mathematics and physically although it is unclear when it was first discovered. The term pops up in different periods of history, which would explain why the golden ratio has many names (The … Continue reading

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What is The Golden Ratio?

One of the most long established  rules within photography has been the rule of thirds. According to George Field in his book “Chromatics; or, The analogy, harmony, and philosophy of colours” (1845) the rule of thirds appears as early as 1797 … Continue reading

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The Numbers of Life – Fibonacci

To understand the golden ratio, first you must understand the Fibonacci sequence. Leonardo Fibonacci was born around 1170 into a wealthy Italian family. His father, Gugliemlo Fibonacci, was a successful merchant who directed a trading post in Bugia (a Mediterranean … Continue reading

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