When you start to dive deep into the art of composition in photography you will invariably come across a concept known as the Fibonacci spiral or golden spiral. it's a well-known compositional technique based on the work of an Italian mathematician from the Middle Ages who picked up on a mathematical sequence that seems to be emulated in the human concept of Beauty as well as many natural phenomena. Luckily for photographers, it can also be applied to creating beautiful and balanced compositions.
If you see a few examples of the Fibonacci spiral you will see how photographers emulate it to guide viewers’ eyes along the elements of a spiral. This can lead to some quite beautiful results.
We've put together a series of 23 powerful images demonstrating the golden spiral that you can use as inspiration for your own shooting.
If you'd like to take your own composition skills to a new level, then one of the fastest ways to do that is by getting yourself a good guide specifically on the concept of composition and photography one such guide is Kent DeFault’s Advanced Guide to Composition. You can find it here.
As mentioned above if these spiral compositions are floating your boat then you can dig into photographic composition a lot further with KentDuFault’s guide to advanced composition. He goes through all of the major composition techniques used by serious photographers and dives very deep. You can get it here.
Hopefully, these gorgeous spiral photographs have given you some inspiration to start creating your own powerful compositions with your camera. To take things even further you should check out Kent’s guide to advanced composition here.
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