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Techniques Challenge #12 - Symmetry - Submit Direct to challenge - not group

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

In photography it is common practice to use the rule of thirds in our compositions. Basically the rule of third says: Avoid placing your subject in the middle of the frame. Place it on the side, top, or bottom third instead. As a result of this, symmetrical compositions are often avoided and are thought of as unsophisticated and simple.

With Symmetry, the Rule of Thirds is totally avoided. When you photograph a symmetrical subject, it’s very important that the camera be positioned dead-center to the subject. If you are just one or two feet off from this central point, the picture will appear to be skewed.

Your image should be balanced, with both L and R sides of the photo almost a mirror image of the other

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite Images that best captures the theme

Rewards & Prizes

  1. Bragging rights, Banner for winner and Top Ten
  2. Place on Technique Wall of fame
  3. Featured Member of the week
  4. Winning image becomes avatar for challenge
  5. After Ten challenges we will run a Best of Techniques Challenge with the winner receiving a $20 RB voucher

Additional Information

For more information and ideas check out PIXIQ

Your image must be submitted DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP FOR APPROVAL… PLEASE JUST ADD IT TO THE CHALLENGE!

only Letter of the Week are submitted to the group.

Any image that is not an example of ‘Symmetry’ will be removed on moderation

Cover Image: "Maple Lane Farm - Bridgton, Maine" by T.J. Martin

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The Top Ten

"Maple Lane Farm - Bridgton, Maine" by T.J. Martin

"Maple Lane Farm - Bridgton, Maine" by T.J. Martin was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

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