Dynamic Symmetry Resources
I use dynamic symmetry grids to compose my photos.
So I set up an overlay in Capture One, which I move and size to create a pleasing image. Then I crop that image using the Crop tool.
Below is a grid, saved as 3000 by 2000 pixels for use with a 3:2 aspect ratio frame.
Feel free to copy this and use it as a guide when cropping your photos.
Canon of Design: Excellent source of articles, videos, and examples.
The Art of Composition: Contains a link to a classic book on artistic design.
Oil Painters of America: Article about using dynamic symmetry in art.
The Painter’s Secret Geometry, by Charles Bouleau: Shows examples of how different grids were used to design classic art.
The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry, by Jay Hambidge: Shows the math and construction of grids.
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