It’s week 39 of the challenge. I’m getting a bit behind here, so I hope you’ve been able to continue with the challenge titles or just used it as an opportunity to catch up. I’ve started two new day jobs in the last month or so and have gotten a bit overwhelmed with that, editing, and running my course and this site. But I’m going to try to keep this going until the end of the year. Feel free to ask questions in the Facebook community as usual. I’m still checking in there.
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Week 39: Triangles
September 23-29, 2020
This week’s theme is triangles. Geometric shapes catch our eyes, but the triangle in particular is a very strong shape. It can draw your eye in and keep you looking at the photo as your eyes move from point to point. By triangle, I mean actual triangles, lines that converge to form a triangle, or just three noticeable points that create a triangle when mentally connected.
I couldn’t come up with some examples containing actual triangles for you, but here are a couple of ways to use them. You can use them in portraits by positioning three people to form a triangle (or even fewer people with their limbs or heads forming a triangle). These examples are candid, but this can work really well with portraits.
These aren’t perfect examples of triangles, but they give you an idea of how angles that converge at three places can draw your eye around the frame. These strong angles are kind of hard to ignore.
Get out there this week and find me some better examples of triangles or position three things or people to form a triangle in your frame.
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