Unity is what brings an image together as one piece. A good photograph that is unified is one where everything appears to belong. No elements are added that shouldn’t be there and don’t help with the overall composition.

This image below is unified by not only the bright colors throughout the image, but also the fall leaves that cover the entire frame.

fall leaves in a creek with green and blue reflections

This image of a pile of leaves is unified by the similar shape of the leaves.

black and white image of pile of leaves

This final, multiple exposure image is unified by color and texture. The entire image consists of these similar elements and therefore looks “unified”.

Principles of Design - Unity

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