Symmetry, from the greek word symmetria (measure together), conveys the harmonious sense of proportionality and balance. And we have to agree that symmetry can be beautifully applied in web design, architecture and even photography. That is why today we gathered a few examples of symmetrical photography to inspire you. Parallel lines, reflections, equal spaces and shapes, here you will see a lot of creative and beautiful examples of symmetry in photography.
This post is part of our Rules of Composition in Photography series.
Keeping your subject symmetrical is another good technique to use in photography. You can also achieve amazing results by exploring interesting ways to show symmetry in your subject(s) or finding a break in the symmetry.
Here are 25 inspiring symmetry photos.
Mastering composition in photography can be a tricky subject. You have the various rules and guidelines handed down through the centuries on the one hand and then the post modernists who would throw them all out. Whichever side of that coin you fall on, eventually as a photographer, you will come to the realisation that some very powerful compositions can be made using symmetry. This collection of photographs that use symmetry show what can be done. Share your own in the comments!