Balance of like shape and weight
a. A photograph "too balanced" is lifeless and should be avoided. The
other option is to balance unlike shapes and weights, which is preferable as
in Figures 4-5 and 4-6. When such a photograph is viewed upside down, it
will still maintain good balance.
b. To simplify balancing equal or unequal masses, divide the photograph
area into thirds and place the elements in opposite thirds.
c. Place this fact into your mind where it will not be forgotten. The
rules and principles of composition may be bent to achieve the idea or
thought you wish to convey.
dividing the photograph in half. Figure 4-7 and 4-8.