Rule of Thirds [Photography]

Posted: February 23, 2010 in Lynda.com, Photography
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Walk around any amusement park, or go to any party and the cameras come out.  Whether it’s a phone, point-and-shoot or a DSLR, there are a ton of cameras out there. But chances are, if you haven’t studied photography, you are still centering every shot.  A good start to taking better pictures is using the “Rule of Thirds“.

“Perhaps the most well know principle of photographic composition is the ‘Rule of Thirds‘.

The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.

I will say right up front however that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring this one doesn’t mean your images are necessarily unbalanced or uninteresting. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!

What is the Rule of Thirds?

The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. As follows.” [read]

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