Breaking The Waves

Resting Place © Knut Skjærven

Resting Place © Knut Skjærven

Talking about and learning how to use gestalt factors in street photography.

Here is a good example of how to use them and how to break them in the same shot. It is that combination that makes this photo attracting. The factor of similarity is used for the three sets of knees sticking out. The speedy woman facing the photographer is what breaks the waves.

Having gestalt factors as part of your toolbox you don’t think about it much, but you recognise the opportunity where it is there. Gestalt factors have become part of your second nature photography.

Good luck with it.

© Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved. Text and photo.

Copenhagen April 16, 2013.

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