Geometry

Use geometric shapes in the image to add interest.

  • Circles
  • Straight sided objects – squares, rectangles, rhomboids
  • Spirals
  • etc.

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The arch or half circle. Like a tunnel, circular windows in an image draw the viewer in. Even in a still scene the circle or arch implies potential for movement.

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Squares tend to enclose the scene and convey a sense of containment.

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The undulating line can invoke rhythm. In this image, the curving road speaks to the difficulty of merging technology with wild places.

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Be careful trying to merge too many geometric shapes into one image.

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The spiral horns of the mountain goat pull the viewer’s eye along the curve to the animal’s eyes. Spirals imply circular motion.

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