Understanding Composition: Using Symmetry

March 29, 2011 · 0 comments

in Equipment,Inspiration,Scapes,Tutorials

Symmetry brings out simplicity in complex shapes, and somehow makes things easier to understand. Symmetry is everywhere – architecture, cars, your television set, even a slab or chocolate. Once you start looking around, you see symmetry everywhere.

Symmetrical photographs can be very eye catching, particularly in situations where it is not expected.

A great technique to use when shooting symmetry, is to break the symmetry in some way, introducing tension and a focal point.

Depending on the scene, symmetry can be something to go for, or avoid all together.

A symmetrical image with a strong composition or point of interest can be a magnificent image, however with no point of interest it can look somewhat predictable.

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