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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs by Roberto Valenzuela

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10. Patterns and Repetitions

ALTHOUGH CLOSE, patterns and repetitions are not exactly the same concept. A pattern requires a larger number of repetitions for it to be considered a pattern. A repetition can be something repeated just once or twice. Both have important applications in photography.

Patterns exist everywhere. On an average day, you are probably exposed to numerous patterns. You may not be especially aware of them, because they are just a part of life. But to a photographer, patterns are crucial to creating a sense of infiniteness.

Incorporating Patterns into Photography

Photographing on location, you will be exposed to a lot of visual chaos. The different types of objects, colors, and shapes present in any scene can be overwhelming. ...

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