The Bloom Collective | Unbalanced

Every object that is visible in a photo carries visual weight. This includes hue, color, the brightness, the size and even the placement of objects. Those elements can affect the audience’s perception of the object’s symbolic weight. Therefore, it’s possible to create compositions where they feel balanced and unbalanced. Balanced images are when the weight of the object or objects are evenly distributed and unbalanced compositions are when the visual weight is stronger in a single area within the composition. This week’s theme is to show you, the viewer, that even unbalanced images can pack a punch and draw you in. Sometimes, it’s fine to throw the “rules of photography” out the window, get creative and shoot what you want.

Stephanie Bryan Photography | Pentax 645N, Carl Zeiss 80mm 2.0, 1/125, f2.0, ISO 100

Sharlene Britton | Nikon D7200, Nikkor 35mm 1.8, 1/800, f2.8, ISO 100

Wendy Bickis Photography | Nikon D750, 24mm Sigma Art, 1/160, f4.5, ISO 2000

Kim McKinney | Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm 2.8L, 1/400, f2.8, ISO 1600

Ann Mangum Photography | Nikon D750, 24-70mm, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 320

Kate Bragg | Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L, 1/125, f3.5, ISO 1000

Brenda Acuncius Photography | Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, 1/800, f2.5, ISO 640

Rachel Ambroson | Canon 5d Mark IV, Canon 135mm 2.0, 1/800, f2.8, ISO 100

Kristina Gorokhova | Canon 6D, 24-70mm, 1/160, f3.2, ISO 4000

Hannah Terry of Hey Jewel Imaging | Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma Art 35mm, 1/125, f2.0, ISO 800

Heather Eijzenga of Little Bird Photography | Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 85mm, 1/15, f5.0, ISO 800

Chui Li | Nikon D750, 85mm, 1/250, f2.0, ISO 100

Annette Southworth of A Life Photography | Sony A7, Fisheye 16mm, 1/320, f2.8, ISO 250

Tricia Bovey | Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 400mm 5.6L, 1/2500, f7.1, ISO 800

Melinda Meredith | Nikon D810, Nikon 70-200mm 2.8, 1/800, f2.8, ISO 200

Lara Gowder | Sony a850, 24-70mm 2.8, 1/2000, f3.5, ISO 400

Lenka Vodicka of Lenkaland Photography | Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 35mm, 1/640, f2.0, ISO 72100