Symmetry is a powerful technique of composition, with which works of art are created and harmonized: architecture, design, painting, graphics, photography. But this technique is not invented by man, he peeped at nature. The human body, the flower, the snowflake are all examples of symmetry in nature. The easiest way to describe symmetry in a photo is this: if you fold a perfectly symmetrical photo in half along the symmetry line (klikk her for mer info), you get two identical photos. But the symmetrical composition does not provide for a perfect match of the elements of both halves of the image. The viewer’s gaze can quickly get tired of the monotony, so the imperfection of symmetry gives the look to catch on and relax. Conscious symmetry breaking can also draw the eye to the image, automatically make it more interesting.