We've all heard of this magical thing called the golden spiral, which derives from the golden ratio; However, I feel like there's a general confusion around how to use it in the composition of an image.

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This image includes both the golden spiral and the golden triangles.

The golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral where the growth factor is φ (phi); Where is the positive root of:

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Which is, by defenition:

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This pattern is present all throughout nature, since the ratio of two consecutive numbers in the Fibonacci sequence tends towards φ.

So, how does one apply this rule to the composition of an image?


closed as off-topic by Ray Mairlot, Polosson, cegaton, iKlsR Oct 19 '14 at 15:21

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  • $\begingroup$ digital-photography-school.com/… Has some nice illustrations. $\endgroup$ – stacker Oct 19 '14 at 9:43
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    $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about blender. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Oct 19 '14 at 10:32
  • $\begingroup$ Andrew price actually just came out with a new composition video that discusses the golden spiral along with many other composition topics. $\endgroup$ – PGmath Oct 20 '14 at 1:47
  • $\begingroup$ @PGmath I know, but he does a bad job at explaining it. $\endgroup$ – someonewithpc Oct 20 '14 at 18:05
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    $\begingroup$ I've written a meta post to discuss whether these should be on or off topic. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Oct 21 '14 at 6:33

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