- When you think ‘balance,’ an image may come to mind of a scale, equally weighted on both sides. When it comes to photographs, balance doesn’t necessarily mean that the photograph is symmetrical. Rather than being perfectly symmetrical, a ‘balanced’ photograph often means that the photograph is balanced in other ways throughout the composition. The varying tones, texture, and shape within a composition all have a lightness and heaviness that contributes to the overall balance of the photo. In order to have a balanced photograph, all of these aspects must be in harmony with each other.
A balanced photograph often allows the viewer’s eye to be drawn throughout the image equally, without resting too heavily on one certain aspect of the image. Photographs that are improperly balanced are often less appealing to look at, especially if the ‘heavier’ part of the image lies too far left or right. Below we take a look at five kinds of photography balance you need to understand to take appealing photographs.
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