We are back to another technical challenge, once again focusing on a composition technique. This week, we will be shooting symmetry. Symmetry is the correspondence in size, form, or arrangement on opposite sides of a line or plane. Imagine drawing a line down the middle of this photograph, from top to bottom. The image on each side of the line is quite similar.
This effect can also be seen on the horizontal plane, or along diagonals. One way to shoot a symmetrical image is to take advantage of reflections in a window, a body of water, or a mirror.
Nature is a good place to look for symmetry. Plants and animals often exhibit symmetrical features. You can also find symmetry in a portrait of a human.
The built world is also a good place to find symmetry. Many buildings and structures will exhibit symmetry of one kind or another.
Finally, don’t be afraid to use some post-production trickery to make some awesome symmetry!
As always, please post/share a photo you take THIS WEEK. We love your old photos, but not for the challenge. The point of the PhotoChallenges is for you to set out to create a new photo, to share with us all this week. Share them with us all at our Google+ Community, Facebook Group, and/or our Flickr Group.
Now get out there and shoot!
For the active outdoor enthusiast that wants to keep their camera/binoculars at the ready and always secure. Go out and discover!