Minding the Counter
One of our vet's house cats helps with office duties by prepping with some catnip. So we have three workers and three squares in the background. A pair of odds!
This week, we're putting a rather odd photo concept to the test - Rule Of Odds. Simply put, there's a school of thought that multiple subjects in a shot are more pleasing if there are an odd number of them, as opposed to even. Think 3, 5, 7, etc. The number "one" is technically odd, but I don't think that's what this "rule" is referring to. Often an odd number of subjects creates symmetry in your shot - use an odd number of things for the viewer to focus on without making it too cluttered. If you have people subjects, go for 3 or 5; maybe food photography is your thing and you want us to check out some tacos you've just made. Or if you're out and about - maybe you spot 3 birds sitting on a wire. Oh look, it's five canoes moored together at the lake - all it takes is for you be to a touch more aware of what you see and try and train your mind to compose in odds. Remember not to over-crowd the image with too many elements. The average human brain has a better chance of feeling attracted to arrangements of 3 or 5 elements, but as you increase that number, this rule will be less relevant.