Photograph above taken in Lake George, NY with a Leica M6
1. Contrary to popular belief, Jay Hambidge did not create the Dynamic Symmetry system of design - Dynamic Symmetry is over 2000 years old. Hambidges' contributions are one of rediscovery, not invention.
2. The best book available for learning Dynamic Symmetry is The Art of Composition: A Simple Application of Dynamic Symmetry by Michel Jacobs. This book is easy to understand and is an excellent resource for all artists and photographers.
3. There are three primary websites that teach classical skill-based design - Adam Marelli Workshops, Canon of Design, and my site Dynamic Symmetry Art. All three of us teach the same design techniques that we learned from Myron Barnstone. To download a free PDF of all these techniques, click here.
4. Photographers and artists don't need to spend any money to learn composition. The best books available to learn Dynamic Symmetry and balance in art, The Art of Composition: A Simple Application of Dynamic Symmetry by Michel Jacobs and Pictorial Composition and The Critical Judgment of Pictures by Henry Rankin Poore, are available as free downloads. Additionally, you can download a free Tips and Techniques PDF here that contain all the same classical skill-based art techniques found on the photography websites mentioned above.
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