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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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3. REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT

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FEW THINGS ARE as tantalizing to the human brain as patterns. We’re hardwired to seek them out, which makes them an especially appealing element to add to your photographic compositions.

When you start looking for patterns, you quickly realize that you can find them everywhere (especially if peering through a macro lens). Nature and architecture provide endless opportunities to practice using repetition in your images. From the right perspective, the leaves on a sprig of eucalyptus become a beautiful repetitive spiral (Figure 3.1). If photographed at a certain angle, a series of columns can be compressed to highlight ...

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