Composition Magic – use of Triangles

I am going to introduce you to importance of geometric triangle in life of photography & how you can use your knowledge of geometry to make your composition attractive , which till date legends have been doing so consciously or unconsciously .

There are various geometrical shapes one is familiar with like lines , diagonals , triangles and these are used in photography to make the composition work better

Use of Triangles

Importance of triangles has been there and legends right from  Henry Cartier-Bresson in history to Eric Kim in modern days have been using this technique . Having triangles in your frame add to the strong correlation of the subject. Now subject can be 3 people , 3 object related and others that you want to related in your story . It strongly balances the composition in your frame .

Few formations are 1)  two lines converging at infinity ( converging triangles ) 2) implied triangles that restricting/directing vision 3) actual triangles using shapes , objects, lines . Below are some examples of mine and other great photographers

(c) pushkar raj sharma 2014

(c) pushkar raj sharma 2014

In the figure above the position and placement of people are major triangles with lady creating other multiple triangles with her legs , hands , fingers and bikini .. did i get all as intentional ?  NO . I did see the people arranged in triangle with her hands and feet making them ..others I got unconsciously

Did i get all as intentional in below too  ?  NO . I did see the people arranged in triangle with her hands and rope of swing making it..others I got unconsciously

(c) 2014 pushkar raj sharma photogrpahy , selected in NAT GEO love snap story & daily dozens 11.03.2014

(c) 2014 pushkar raj sharma photogrpahy , selected in NAT GEO love snap story & daily dozens 11.03.2014

used from web , Alex Web  photograph and his copyright

used from web , Alex Webb photograph and his copyright

Alex Webb photography and copyright

Alex Webb photography and copyright

(c) 2014 pushkar raj sharma

(c) 2014 pushkar raj sharma

Usage : Best when 3 elements or people are spread wide or are closer diagonally one can put them in form of triangles for correlation and work with this magical composition technique

Are you able to figure out triangles in below pics ??  I am sure yes now ..

Josef Koudelka copyright

Josef Koudelka copyright

(c) 2014 pushkar raj sharma

(c) 2014 pushkar raj sharma

(c) 2014 , pushkar raj sharma

(c) 2014 , pushkar raj sharma

Feedback , queries ?? I will be happy to cater to

~ love PRS

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