Photographers also think about balance. A LOT. Called symmetry, the balance in a photo can be important as to where the viewer's eye will fall in that photo.
In the photo above, I used a picket fence to achieve balance and uniformity in my backdrop, and green grass to frame the sides. The growth behind the fence is not the same on either side, but it doesn't matter. Not everything needs to be the same on each side to achieve symmetry.
Use of light and shadows also help to paint a symmetrical picture. As with the golden pups below, there is a sense of symmetry from front to back, as well as side to side.
Our weather has ranged in the mid-teens, with single digits overnight. Even our impervious puppy, Talley, wants to come in from her jaunts outside as quickly as possible. (She is going to be 10 months old on February 7th!)
I have been doing studio work, ordering product for clients, and planning a wedding photo event for September 2021 in the age of COVID. I have also been attending training sessions via various photographic conferences, and enjoying Winter with our grandkids.
The picture below more readily reflects our landscape right now. It's a bit asymmetrical, still using elements to achieve balance, because, remember--NOT ALL SYMMETRY IS PERFECT--it's just balanced!
Test your observation and your eye: Can you find the elements of symmetry in this photo?