Not convinced yet? Okay, then, now lets flip the images right to left.
To do this with your own pix you need a photo editing program that can flip the image horizontally. In just about any photo editing software it’s under the Image tab. (Watch out for any signs or numbers in the pix as they will be reversed and your friends will call you a hoax and a fraud.)
We’ll do the fruit and veges first.
It’s a different feeling for the picture isn’t it? Or do I need more coffee…
Your eye takes off okay because there’s a handy shape in the corner, but now it skips up past the subject of the image and you end up looking at a big empty space, going ‘Wh- Where am I?”.
Let’s flip the violin.
Now your eye hits the blue envelope almost immediately and hangs up there, bounces to the white label and then gets to the violin but then wants to wander on and ends up at a hinge.
It’s still a nice picture but it doesn’t have the same build of interest because now you’re getting all the visual cues at once.
So think with this rule by trying to arrange your shots so that the bottom right hand corner leads the eye to the subject.
If you put something in the bottom right hand corner it will either lead the eye to the subject or catch the eye.
Compare these shots in their original framing (top) and then reversed (bottom):
In this one reversed the eye hits the white spool first and tends to hang up there and the subject(s) become secondary…
Photo and Image Composition continued… Even more!