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Fresh on Market: The Center of Attention

By EyeEm Team - 5 min read

Hypnotizing shots that demonstrate your eyes are drawn to symmetry.

Looking for engaging images to power your brand? Each month we bring you a selection of engaging photos–and explain what makes them stand out.

This time, we have several photos with a clear emphasis on the center. As you’ll notice, the eye naturally jumps to the subject of these shots, which is an effect perfect for catching and retaining attention.

Center-weightened composition use negative space, symmetry, and point-of-view shots to draw you in: There’s an order to them when natural lines—like the horizon or streets—structure a photo or when point-of-view compositions create the impression of seeing something through your own eyes.

Take a look yourself: The following pictures aren’t just beautiful to look at, they each use a composition that draws you in—and makes them the center of your attention.

Portrait of young woman standing in sea against sky
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By Magda Korzewska

High angle view of moored boats

By Lewis Gaston

Low angle view of child in amusement park
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By Nick Axtell

Close-up of white cup on table
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By Abdulrahman saleh

Silhouette of man on beach at sunset
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By Liam Rimmington

Carpet in mid-air
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By Yongki Hermawan

Man in window
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By Rike

Close-up of hand against sky
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By Mitchell Searle

Airplane flying against clear blue sky
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By Stefan Brost

VIEW OF BUILDING
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By Alex McMartin

View of waterfall in forest
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By Phil Gva

Drone  EyeEm
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By Feniles

Close-up of hand touching puppy
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By Hà Nghiêm

Bell tower in sea against mountains
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By Alessandra Eusebio

Aerial view of road amidst desert
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By Altamash Javed

Beautiful young woman standing against curtain
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By Criene

Close-up of woman hand holding cup seen through glass
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By Edward Clynes

Scenic view of star field against sky at night
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By igede jaya

Abandoned airplane on snow covered landscape against clear sky

By Michael Schauer

HIGH ANGLE VIEW OF SMOKE
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By N \ VEA ★ CREME

Header image byN \ VEA ★ CREME.

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