1. The Art of Composition: A Simple Application of Dynamic Symmetry
Hands down, this is the best book ever written on Dynamic Symmetry. Michel Jacobs demonstrates how artists and photographers can apply Dynamic Symmetry to their work by using simple illustrations and no overly complicated analytical studies. If you read this book and still don't understand Dynamic Symmetry, well, you might reconsider being an artist. Sorry, but this book is so simple a child can grasp it. Click here to download.
2. Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures
This book by Henry Rankin Poore was written in the early 1900's and is fabulous for artists and photographers that want to learn all about balance in composition. And even though Henry Rankin Poore doesn't talk about Dynamic Symmetry, it's a great companion to Michel Jacobs' book The Art of Composition: A Simple Application of Dynamic Symmetry. Additionally, it's also important to mention that all the information in this book is the same information in the book Pictorial Composition: An Introduction. Click here to download.
3. Bridging the Gap: Classical Art Designed for Photographers (video)
Although Adam Marelli's latest B&H video completely sucked, this is one of the best videos on classical skill-based art techniques that you will find on YouTube. Adam talks about figure-ground relationship, placing one eye center, the arabesque, etc. Additionally, for all those photographers that want to save a few bucks, it's worth noting that this video covers all the same design concepts that are discussed in several of Marelli's Udemy videos. Click here to view.
4. Tips and Techniques by Dynamic Symmetry Art
I've put together a list of all the best classical skill-based art techniques in one easy to use PDF guide. This guide has direct links to articles on my website and will always give the artist and photographer the latest information available on the art of composition. Click here to download.
5. Dynamic Symmetry Grid Pack for Lightroom and Photoshop
Photographers and artists that are looking for an easy way to evaluate their compositions will find this simple to apply Dynamic Symmetry grid pack for Lightroom and Photoshop invaluable. Click here to download.
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