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Dynamic Symmetry, Composition and Henri Cartier Bresson – Analyzed Video


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Today I’ve got a two part video for you that shows tons of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photos being analyzed to dynamic symmetry and other masterful composition techniques. See how he uses the armature of the 1.5 rectangle, and overlapping root 4’s to create unity, rhythm, and movement within his photos. Let’s get into it!

Dynamic Symmetry, Composition and Henri Cartier Bresson – Analyzed Video Part 1 and 2

If you’re not familiar with Henri Cartier-Bresson and his method of using dynamic symmetry, or geometry, in his photos, then you’re in for a real treat. He was basically a master of street photography who was classically trained as an artist, and he employed the same techniques as master painters.

At the end of video two I ask people if they have any questions and I open it up to a potential Q & A video later. If you like, please ask any questions related to composition or dynamic symmetry and I’ll do my best to answer them. If we get enough questions here and on YouTube I’ll answer them all in a video.


You can also find these videos posted on: PetaPixel, DIY Photography, PDN Pulse, DP Review

Thanks for checking out the videos, take care you guys!

More Articles for Die Hard HCB Followers

Here’s a big list of every article related to Henri Cartier-Bresson. Lot’s of great stuff here, so grab your note pad, camera, and learn more about this master of photography.

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366. Mastering Composition & Henri Cartier-Bresson (Video Response) FREE!

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374. *Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

381. How Tall was Henri Cartier-Bresson? FREE!

410. *Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

414. *Bresson’s Most Misconceived Quote

434. *Bresson’s Most Famous Negative Analyzed


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