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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

Perhaps the directive of most photography to air often, the rule of thirds is one of the first things we teach our students about reflective composition. For years, it has helped amateur and professional photographers to establish mental guidelines and composition boundaries in creating compelling, well-balanced images.

Before continuing reading, it is important to keep in mind that some of the best artistic standards most useful are meant to be broken and that no method of technical composition is provided that will be used in all the plans that are created. But if you do not know how to place a subject or a secondary object in an image, an application of the rule of thirds can be a very useful place to start.

Here’s how it works:

 

The fundamental principle that the rule describes is that you must imagine your image (before you press the trigger) as the square parts door 9.

With this mental network in place, you can now identify four crucial parts of the image in which you must take into account the selected point of interest. In general, if you maintain the points of interest related to the mental grid intersections that you have formed, the final snapshot will be greater aesthetic balance and the eye of the viewer naturally tends to the place where you are likely to want to se