These lessons will focus on taking great pictures, so good that you can create one of a kind photos. Please read all our lessons as they are short and cover: FOCUSING, CAMERA POSITIONING, BACKGROUND, LIGHTING, FRAMING and more topics!
Lesson 8: The importance of repetition
Typically, what makes one of a kind photos is not only their clear focal point, unusual/beautiful backdrop, balance and color, but also their sense of repetition to create a greater sense of cohesion. Sometimes this repetition can be done with design, either in structures, such as repetition of windows, iron grills, or staircases. Other times, it can be done with decoration, art or fashion, as we have seen in earlier lessons with women wearing floral patterned dresses underneath floral blossoming trees. Still other times, this can be done with shapes or color, as we see in the picture below the same tone of red of the roses mimicked in the red of the car.
What the effect of this repetition does is to draw disparate elements together (e.g. a rose vs a car) in ways that creates a sense of harmony. So the next time you are wondering whether or not to take a photo of things that are vastly different in size, shape, color, or design, try seeing if you can find enough repetitive elements in the picture so that they can come together in an usual, thought-provoking yet pleasing way.
In the mean time, have fun taking your one of a kind photos!