Use geometric shapes in the image to add interest.

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


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.


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


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


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


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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