Symmetry & When To Use It

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One of my favorite compositional tools. It creates order, balance, strength – when used with intention. When not, it can create an image that feels stale and boring. So, when does it work? Here are a few examples of when you might want to consider symmetry. Lateral symmetry Think of it like folding a book […]

Using Symmetry for Architectural Compositions

Symmetry can be found in many places in architecture. Many buildings have symmetrical features, as it is an efficient way to design spaces and it looks pleasing. So, naturally, when shooting architecture, you might be drawn to symmetrical compositions! There are a lot of rules in photography and symmetry is not always well regarded. Think […]

Intro to Architecture Composition, Class 2 Recap

Week 2 of the Intro to Architecture Composition class at Chicago Photography Classes began with a share/critique of the previous week’s assignment on Isolation. Followed by me editing a couple images of my own for the class. Then we went over the new assignment, which was symmetry. A harder concept to perfect than most think. […]