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Photography Tips

Men leading cows, ca. 1920

Men leading cows, ca. 1920

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Maine Historical Society

In order to achieve balance in a photograph the principal figure must have a complementary figure to even out the weight.

For example, a person in the foreground could be balanced by their shadow extending in the opposite side of the picture.

French notes that the sturdiness of the triangular shape can also be used to help compose a balanced picture.


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