Odd numbers work best for balanced pictures
There’s more than just a hint of truth in the phrase ‘three is a magic number’, especially where photography’s concerned.
In fact, odd numbers rule the roost when we’re talking about top flight composition. If you want to compose your pictures perfectly, try reducing the amount of subjects to three.
Three people or three colors or even three tones – the list goes on. Odd numbers work well because they fit better into a frame that’s symmetrical and has four sides.
Framing for odd numbers also leaves you one central figure, which can be perfectly balanced on each side.
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