The Geometry of a Photo
we have already looked at the rule of thirds. I also said that usually it’s best to strive for simplicity, removing all unnecessary objects.
When you examine your favourite pictures you’ll probably find that the objects in them are connected by real or imaginary lines.
Very often, these lines form a sort of triangle - this is a very pleasing arrangement that combines the different items together rather that separating them.
This doesn’t mean that you have to have three persons or objects to form a triangle. One, two or several items may be combined:
By the way, we tend to follow the gaze of a person in a picture (also a kind of imaginary line). So, let them look inward on something that you want to draw attention to.
Lines within a photo can be very useful for adding depth: the road that leads out of the foreground or the shadow of an object may both accomplish this.
Also, if you have a nice geometric object, but no indication of its size, it may be wise to include people. These do not have to be recognisable persons, - a dark figure is enough to serve as a comparison.