Spot the Golden Ratio Anywhere with This Nifty Pocket-Sized Card


The golden ratio (or golden mean, or golden section, or divine proportion, or whatever you want to call it) is the subject of heated debate among photographers. But if you love using the golden ratio when you shoot, you should definitely check out this creative little pocket-sized card.

Made by Areaware, the $10 ‘Golden Section Finder’ comes in either blue or yellow, fits in your wallet, and lets you quickly spot the golden ratio out in the real world.

“Historically, artists, designers and architects have used [the golden ratio] as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way,” says the item description. “Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings.”



Whether this will help your photography or put your work into a (theoretically pleasing and symmetrical) box is up to you to decide. But the tool could come in handy as a quick compositional reference from time to time.

To learn more or pick one up for yourself, head over to the Areaware site. You can get the Golden Section Finder in either blue or yellow for $10, or pick both up as a bundle for just $18.

(via Laughing Squid)