“You have to be odd to be number one” – Dr Seuss
INTRODUCTION – Odds
Images using the ‘rule of odds’ is featuring an odd amount of objects into an image. It is said to be more visually appealing to the eye because it gives the sense of phycological balance and harmony whereas an image with an even amount of objects looks more competitive and almost throw the image off because each object catches the viewers eye and we almost do not know where the main focus point is in the image.
Mark also mentioned that using the rule of odds can also imply using lines. We can see this in the examples to the left. The image of the three women in dresses and wigs is by the photographer Norman Parkinson who is most known for his influence and work within fashion photography. The way that the models are placed give it a ‘Z’ or triangle shaped lines that somehow brings our attention to each model but not in a way that any of them over power each other.
KARATE – Odds
LEAVES – Odds