What about repetition in photography? Is it boring, irritating or annoying? No! Is it a good thing? Yes, it is! Let me just quote what Kat says about repetition. She explains it so well in her latest Exploring With A Camera discussion which focuses on repeating elements. Kat says, "Effective repetition is not just about repeating objects, but any design element like object, shape, color, line, form, light and even information, that helps create a cohesive whole in our photographs."
Here's a few examples of repetition in my photography.
repeating shapes like these hearts
These were drawn on the wall of an old mill.
Thankfully they were drawn in chalk and could be erased!
This is one of those images you have to study to see what's going on! I loved it from the moment I took it. I love it for the white that is repeating several times. I'll try to explain what you're seeing. I'm looking through a window that is reflecting part of a white sign, a white column, and white houses (although I really wish the houses weren't there!) As you look into the window you see a window on the opposite wall that is white and that has a white candle sitting on the ledge. It just turned out cool to me! I think if all these things had been different colors, the image wouldn't have captured my attention.
repeating lines and objects
repeating forms or shapes
This one has multiple repeating elements:
light, color, and shape.
Visit Kat at Kat Eye Studio, check out her discussion on repetition and then click on the links below her post to see other examples of repetition in photography.