Threesomes are better than twosomes. No, I’m not turning this into an erotica blog to boost readership. Images with three distinct elements are more compelling than those with two. Five is better than four. Etc.
With two or four elements in the image, the elements pair up and create a sense of stasis, whereas three or five elements create a more engaging visual dynamic, urging our eye to explore the relationships. More and more, I’m looking for triangles. (And yes, if I called the triangles “threesomes,” I’d generate a lot more web traffic)