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Hunting for Rhythms in Photography

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

Keywords: rhythm, patterns, tips_and_tricks, composition, inspiration

Many great pictures by Nikonians photographers from around the world use rhythm as a key element. It is, among leading lines and the rule of thirds, one of the simplest yet effective ways to create an impressive image.

In this article I would like to focus your attention especially to pattern and rhythm. There are many ways to use both in your photographs simultaneously although they have different functions. I will mention the differences between them first, and then I will show you creative usage examples and mention some simple rules.

You may own the newest Nikon D4s with a lot of equipment or a Nikon Coolpix compact camera, but it doesn’t really matter what type of equipment you use. The basic rules apply to all.

The repeating rhythm enhances the image's perspective and the three-dimensional space

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