Sacred Numbers

Many people ask how could numbers affect composition? It is strange.

Yeah, the numbers 3, 4 and 7 are considered the best. If used properly they can raise the picture content from trivial to the superlative. The numbers alone are not sufficient, but they can be great help composing a picture.

There is nothing special about numbers 1 and 2 as far as composition goes. Two is in fact one of the least interesting numbers in existence, even if it does appear in the list describing the golden mean. One has greater tension, while three, four and seven are considered to be mysterious and magical, and therefore more interesting in photo composition.

A combination of three shapes is one of the easiest and most interesting to arrange into a good composition. That’s about as much as the eye can take in at one glance. Three elements pf the same type often comprise living image groups. The triangle is eternally balanced geometric form.