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Troop 174

Scouting Photography
Balance


Have a large object near the center of the photo offset by a small object on the other side but closer to the edge.  Pretend that the center of the photo is the fulcrum and a heavy object near the fulcrum is balancing a light object farther out.  This is more interesting than having two identical objects staring at each other.

Explanation of Balance from the Tutorial on Composition.  See also Radial Balance.

But for good cause one may Break the Rules: Central Subject.
 
 

Balance a large subject close to the center with a small subject farther away
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Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY.  Scouting Photography Pages at  http://troop174.info