Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Balance is the way subjects and/or items are arranged within a picture. Many people shoot portraits with landscape and such in the background. Often times they'll place the subject(s) off to one side of the picture so that the landscape can be viewed with little or no obstruction. This is good practice but moving the people too far left or right of center can throw the picture off balance. My own translation of balance is, "How the visual weight of the items (people, trees, cars, etc), in a picture, are distributed."