We all learned about triangles in preschool or kindergarten, but they’re also powerful photography tools! Place three points of interest in the picture, and the eye naturally travels from one to the next to the next and back again, which keeps the brain (and viewer!) engaged. The points can be close or far apart, although the former is generally more effective. It also helps to use the same color for all three tips of the triangle.
Triangles are commonly incorporated into food photos through garnishes, such as morsels of goat cheese or sprigs of parsley. Photographers also orient three of the same thing into a triangle, such as muffins, cupcakes, or even dinner plates.
Below I included a few of my photos with triangles incorporated. I do love trios of baked treats!
Now it’s your turn to practice triangles! Feel free to post any questions, comments, or tips in the comments section below!