Symmetry is a way of composing your images.
It is when two halves of your image are the same or visually very similar. This creates a balance in your composition that is pleasing and often calming. There is beauty in the balance.
Our minds like symmetry. Something is satisfying when two halves of the image have the same structure. Symmetry is an echo of a shape.
The similarity in shapes across your image clarifies the scene.
The first step is seeing the symmetry. Then, the second step is to compose your photo to emphasize the mirrored shapes.
In this guide, you will learn how to use symmetry in your photography. We’ll study the following:
- Types of symmetry
- Finding symmetrical compositions
- Variety in symmetry
- Creating symmetry
Grab your copy, and let’s learn about symmetry!
Photo Credit: Jenn Mishra