Now, I’d like to focus the assignment on our latest photography tutorial about balance in composition.
The idea is for you to look at some of your older images, or create new work, and analyze them thinking in terms of balance and visual weight.
Does this image work thanks to its overall balance? Or do you have an image that you feel is unbalanced but you still enjoy it a lot? And if so, tell us why.
To me, I always try to find balance in my images because it just feels more natural. But keeping balance with a group of people (because you know how much I love to shoot people!) sometimes leads to “flat” lines. If you layer your subjects and keep them at the same distance they tend to all be the same height.
If I have no choice but to stay at that distance, I will then try to find subjects that help my composition get a more dynamic rhythm. Which means creating lines that take the eyes up and down and up and down again.
So get to your library of images or pick up the camera, and show us what you can practice using the theme of Balance in photography.