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the use of shapes in visual design - Basic Shapes - Triangles

Triangles are of much more useful in photographic design than rectangles. There are a number of reasons for this.


  They are far more common, this is because they are simpler to visually construct or imply in a scene.


  They need only three points for the apices and these do not need to be in any particular order.
  Having only three sides, they are also the most basic of all shapes


  Also the convergence of parallel lines is a natural graphic effect of single point perspective that we encounter all the time in photography.
Triangles also have the advantage of being both dynamic because of the diagonal lines and sharp corners





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