18 Stunning Examples of Patterns in Photography

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Ritesh Saini

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Patterns are not hard to come across. If you look around for them – in your house, out on the street, or in nature – you’re likely to spot patterns just about everywhere without a lot of effort.

In photography, a pattern is created when a visual element repeats in a scene predominantly in terms of shapes and colors. This repetition can help you create a rather spellbinding image that may sometimes even extend into the realm of abstractness.

This post is a collection of images of patterns that will show you how they can be used as a strong composition tool. Let the photographs serve as an inspiration for you to create your own pattern images.

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Photo by Greg Bulla

Photo by Pradamas Gifarry

Photo by David Clode

Photo by Guillaume Bolduc

Photo by Nicolas Houdayer

Photo by Graphic Node

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Photo by David Clode

Photo by Ryunosuke Kikuno

Photo by Nico Knaack

Photo by Brian Wangenheim

Photo by Patrycja Chociej

Photo by Sagar Somsaale

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Photo by George Bakos

Photo by Caroline Selfors

Photo by Craig Manners

Photo by Brandon Wong

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About Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing since 2010 and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He recommends the Creative Composition Guided Resource Kit to those who really want to learn and master photography composition.

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