Similarities: The Same but Different
Even though the bird is the odd element in the photo, I took this shot because I love the similarities in size and positioning of the little bird with the rocks on the same ledge.
Photos with similarities draw the viewer into the shot because is causes them to compare the differences between your subject.
Similarities: Almost Identical
I photographed these Great Crested Grebes swimming side by side. Although similar, they each have their own distinguishing beauty.
So, pick up your camera and get snapping! There are a million ways and more to add juxtaposition into your photography. Find similarities and compose them together. A dog may look like its owner or you may find a kid with big bushy hair blowing the seeds off of a fluffy dandelion! Find things that contrast and arrange them in your photo like something stationary with something in motion. Pictures with irony also pack a punch, i.e. a child clutching a baseball and mitt looking through the window when it’s raining.
Juxtaposition equals juxta-power!
Eric Pearce, Brother of Single Dad Laughing
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