Should I Flip It?

There are times in photography when you might want to flip a photograph. Try this experiment… open an image on your device… close your eyes for a few seconds and then open them to look at the image.

What you will find is this if you read from left to right your eyes will automatically drawn to the left of an image.

A still life image of red bits and bobs

If you read right to left your eyes will automatically be drawn to the right.

A still life image of red bits and bobs

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-6.6 IS STIM
F/Number: f/7.1
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 
6 sec
 Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop Express

So it all depends on what you want your subject to be… to me the above image looks better when the candles and cone are on the left of the image and become the subject. So when flipping a photo it depends on what looks best to your eye. Don’t be afraid to flip an image.. but don’t flip if there is any writing in the image…


12 responses to “Should I Flip It?”

  1. Beautiful warm colors

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  2. Thanks for the tip! I’ll keep that in mind

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    1. That is the one that wasn’t flipped xx. Thank you..

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  3. I defintiely dig the second one!

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  4. An article about Zoom said the prime spot to be in is the upper left. For art this doesn’t apply. I like the second image with the upper left empty.

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    1. I haven’t read that article. Thank you .. I will try and find it.


  5. PS #2 because the diagonal composition assends towards the right.

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