Symmetry occurs in photography when part(s) of your photo mirror about an imaginary line called the axis of symmetry. Think of your face, and draw a line down the middle through the forehead, nose, mouth, and chin. Now reflect one side to the other. There will be some semblance of symmetry from left to right. Use symmetry in conjunction with leading lines to draw in viewers. Symmetry adds more vibrance and clarity to a photo making it phenomenal.

Types of Symmetry

  • Radial
    • radial around a central point
    • flowers, for example
  • Reflective
    • Use Reflections
  • Horizontal
    • landscapes
    • especially with water present
  • Vertical
    • architectural to convey size, shape, design

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