Patterns and Shapes – Photography 101

Patterns and Shapes

Succulent is a macros (close- up) nature photograph of the soft green padded petals of a succulent plant. Title: Succulent Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Nature Photography
Succulent – Created by: Melissa Fague – Nature Photography

It would be a huge understatement to say that there are countless shapes and patterns found in this world. For example, there are thousands of different flowers, trees and leaves with their own unique shape and patterns that they exhibit. Move close to a tree in a forest and the trunk reveals intriguing textured patterns that normally go unnoticed as we walk by. Walk backwards or forward a few steps and you may see it merge in a line of trees to reveal a different kind of pattern. Patterns are everywhere but we become accustom to them quickly and tend to over look them . Be observant; follow the lines, curves, spirals. Look for the different shapes including shapes that can be created by several objects combined.