Find them, use them, create them

We are surrounded by patterns that can add extra delights, context and fun to our photos. They can even be the main topic of the image.

Shek O, Hong Kong, November 2018

They can provide framing:

View from Tate Modern, London, February 2020

Simply use patterns in your images to achieve what you want – fun, intrigue, mystery, colour, impact, …

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And if you can’t find any patterns that like, you can create your own with your camera.

Try playing with depth of field:

and light:

and camera motion.

Blackfriars Railway Bridge, London, February 2020

There’s never a need to be bored or uncreative when you have a camera with you.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 15 February 2020

Posted as part of Jude’s 2020 Challenge: Patterns

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