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Repetition a Visual Tool – Turning Chaos Into Art

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Repetition is a creative tool. When you repeat a certain size, shape, or color you add strength to the overall image. Repetition is a basic concept in the art world. A really good photo tip worth remembering is: if you repeat something once or twice it becomes more interesting. If you repeat something many times it becomes a pattern and takes on a life of its own. Patterns give us order in an otherwise chaotic world. There's something fundamentally pleasing about seeing order in a photo and knowing what to expect. In most cases, repetition is a tool used to calm the viewer, making them feel comfortable and at peace while enjoying the view.

Abstract photo of the repeated pattern of windows on a building
Stars and Stripes by Scott Anderson on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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November 4th, 2011 at 4:00 pm