27 Effective Photographic Uses of Symmetry

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Mastering composition in photography can be a tricky subject. You have the various rules and guidelines handed down through the centuries on the one hand and then the post modernists who would throw them all out. Whichever side of that coin you fall on, eventually as a photographer, you will come to the realisation that some very powerful compositions can be made using symmetry. This collection of photographs that use symmetry show what can be done. Share your own in the comments!

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My Most Treasured Gift by -Gep-, on Flickr

 


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bridge pylons by wdj(0), on Flickr

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SIMETRIA RADIAL (Radial Symmetry) by jonycunha, on Flickr

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kubrick moment. bjarke ingels group, BIG, bighouse or 8-tallet, copenhagen 2006-2010 by seier+seier, on Flickr

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rectangle by OiMax, on Flickr

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The Vanishing point by Mustafa Khayat, on Flickr

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PA247964 by zeze57, on Flickr

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Copenhagen Metro by Stig Nygaard, on Flickr

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Forky Lines 10/52 by Skley, on Flickr

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Symmetry by papalars, on Flickr

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Welcome to the City by paul david (busy running!), on Flickr

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The Wall of Hyatt by -Marlith-, on Flickr

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Reflected Steps by Danielle Scott, on Flickr

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Central station by Stig Nygaard, on Flickr

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Orangy flower by Thiru Murugan, on Flickr

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urban geometries 3 – takeoff by Uqbar is back, on Flickr

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Grunge by Travis_Simon, on Flickr

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Symmetry by W Mustafeez, on Flickr

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French Market Stop No.1 – Riverfront Streetcar, New Orleans, LA by Ed Siasoco (aka SC Fiasco), on Flickr

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Untitled by gagilas, on Flickr

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by D.H. Parks, on Flickr

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hochhausbalkone by loop_oh, on Flickr

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Liège / Luik / Lüttich by Bert Kaufmann, on Flickr

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Life by OiMax, on Flickr

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Dark Coast by nosha, on Flickr

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A Path, St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Abbassiyah, Cairo by Bakar_88, on Flickr

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography pushed him into building this fantastic place, and you can get to know him better here

Great collection @lightstalking but where did you get such a great idea for this article?!

Here’s my latest symmetrical snap (I’ve been looking everywhere I go for more as well!)…

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