Balance is created by an arrangement of elements (including space) that is visually satisfying. Symmetrical and asymmetrical designs can work.  Sometimes a lack of balance is easier to notice.

Some photographers use “a rule of thirds” to create balance in a photograph. Visualize the frame as thirds of the space—vertical and horizontal—and place focal elements in these thirds.

This photograph is an example: the youth is positioned in the left third of the vertical space.

The subject in the right two-thirds of the frame is balanced by the space on the left.

Photography Credit: Tony Rinaldo Photography

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