“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
“Balancing the Elements of Photography Composition”
How would a seesaw look if just one kid is riding it ? Imbalanced ! right ? We are adapted to see balanced arrangements in the nature from the very beginning. Isolated subjects induce a sense of loneliness and discomfort in our brain. It’s also true that isolated subjects have their own artistic appeal and significance but balanced compositions are always more compelling, they contain a mysterious feel of comfort and stability.
Placing your main or key subject off-center, combined with the rule of thirds, creates a passive interest in the photograph, but it can also create a vacancy in the scene which can make it look and feel empty. Therefore we must balance the elements in our composition with the addition of a secondary subject or by an element of lesser importance in the opposite end of the frame.
Moreover to know how to balance the elements in photography is one amazing trick to have up your sleeves to create that magical composition which can make your viewer feel connected to your pictures.
Note : Can you detect the main and secondary subject in this photograph.? let us know in the comments below.
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