Lesson 25 ª

Symmetry

The symmetry occurs when, if we divide the image in half, for example, we will have 2 levels equal or nearly equal. Symmetry we see constantly, in fact, we ourselves are symmetrical. But what we see in everyday objects: a cup, a fork, a bottle, etc..

The symmetry produces an image that creates a feeling of stability and tranquility in the audience.

Symmetry is good to use but keep in mind that if you use too much, the photos are going to look all the same and will end up boring the viewer.

Here you can see a photo completely symmetrical. If we divide the picture horizontally in 2 planes, they will be the same. And if we divide the picture vertically in 2 planes, they will also be equal.

For the picture is symmetrical objects in each level are not necessarily identical. The photo below is symmetric because the elements in the picture, although not identical, are sufficiently similar and have the same visual weight to look like objects.

The picture is more asymmetric visual impact and surprise the audience. The image will also be more dynamic and interesting.

To achieve a symmetrical and well balanced image is a simple process, however, achieve a balanced asymmetrical image is a bit more difficult.

Despite the asymmetry must have a certain order and the image can not visually although more than one side than the other.

In the photo below you can see the same image as above but instead of being a mirror image, take a picture asymmetrical.

You can see in this picture that the obelisk, instead of being in the middle, this side. All I did was move from place and instead of framing the obelisk in the center, put some aside to create some momentum.

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