experiment and learn how to provide a pleasing balance
Sounds like it could be a life lesson instead of a photography one…
Balance in photography has quite a bit to do with a concept called ‘visual weight’ – the ability of a region or art element within a composition to draw attention to itself. Visual weight is often created through the use of contrast and/or through the use of color.
There are a lot of factors to take in to consideration when it comes to ‘balance’ in a photo. It also another one of those aspects of photography that I believe, as you practice your craft more, defines itself and becomes an instinctive part of making a photograph.
That said, I’ve found a bunch of articles if you want to read up on it further:
- Balance in photographic composition
- Photo composition: balance
- Photography Composition: creating balance and symmetry
- Photography Composition Tips: Balance
- Composition, balance and visual mass
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s photos for this week. And please leave your thoughts on ‘balance’ in the comments below.
Here’s where you can share your #twpp photos –
Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.
Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.
Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project.
Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!
Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!
Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.
Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!
Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.
and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be
Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.