To use or not to use symmetry in photography. In photography, symmetry refers an image that has a sense of balance and proportion. This creates a peaceful feeling. In this image, the dog himself is very symmetrical, including his coloring. The background also is symmetrical in color and balance of color.

Or you can create harmony by balancing color, lines across an image. In this image the greenery in the foreground balances with the green in the background. The puppy is perfectly centered and symmetrical in his own right and the scalloped trim is balanced on either side of him.

There could be something said for a little about asymmetry however. In this photo, the dogs head and ears are asymmetrical, however his tail breaks the balance by flying out on the right side. This creates a little bit more interest and somehow the tail balances well with his winter coat that is slightly askew on the left side.

Whether you like symmetric images or asymmetrical images, there is no denying that the subjects are all adorable.

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Celebrating Joy and Gratitude

Nancy Kieffer

Join me in celebrating a season of thanks, exploring gratitude practices, and embracing joyful living. Explore the profound connections with family, friends, and furbabies that make life truly enriching. This Black Friday, consider an alternative – spending the day in joy and gratitude. Come share your thankful moments with us as we navigate the beauty of grateful living.

Lessons from a Senior Dog

Nancy Kieffer

Working as a pet photographer as well as volunteering in a rescue, I have been blessed with getting to know a number of senior dogs. While I lost my Midnight at a young age, I was very fortunate to have Shamus with me for many years. Shamus was my clown, but boy did he know how to live! His wisdom grew as the years pressed on. I learned that each day spent with my senior dog was a lesson on the importance of living in the present, cherishing our bond and embracing our everlasting friendship.