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First, everything @mattdm says in his answer is basically true. There is no secret formula that makes the golden ratio or the spirals that can be derived from redacting a series of golden rectangles into squares aesthetically pleasing. Claiming the golden ratio will give the most aesthetically pleasing compositions is like saying the only form of verse that ...


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First, it's really important to understand that there's no magic to this particular curve, or to the golden ratio. It's an interesting mathematical quirk, and a fascinating number, but there's absolutely no link to aesthetics, and its appearance in nature is often vastly overstated. See this answer for a (relatively) concise summary of the history and ...


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I find this information interesting but I need to share in my words information I gained from Axel Bruchs book on composition. In brief he said that on a blank or mono coloured frame the golden ratio aplies in the macro format of the frame, however as soon as a picture element enters the frame it infleunces the composition as well as peoples preference of ...


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Note: My answer below suggests using Magic Lantern, but at the time of this writing that's not possible because the 1200D isn't among the models supported by Magic Lantern. There's a list of supported models on the main ML web page -- perhaps the 1200D will be listed there someday. Is there a way to display golden ration together with rule of thirds on ...


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