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1. Geometry > Geometry in the Environment

Geometry in the Environment

The key to using geometry in the environment is to differentiate good geometry from bad. This is subjective because the possibilities are endless. However, I use a little trick to help me find good geometry.

Find geometry that is arranged in patterns. For example, look for five circles together, 20 triangles side by side, or a cluster of rectangles. In 1.6 you can see an example of using good geometry in the environment. This scene is composed of a pattern of rectangles. Some are horizontal and some are vertical. I carefully placed the groom so his head would be in the middle of a clear window and not intersecting a frame. Otherwise, in the photo he would have a metal pole coming out of his head. That position also allowed me to take advantage of the mirror to my left. This serves two purposes: the geometry creates eye candy throughout the photo, and the reflection balances the photo beautifully. Combining compositional elements in this way is the key to becoming a great photographer.


  

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