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Rule of Thirds -Photography Class

Last week we learned a new photography tip:  The Rule of Thirds!  The Rule of Thirds is a visual guideline you can follow to create a composition that is pleasing to the eye.  It basically means that you imagine the photograph to be divided into nine equal parts by imagining 4 intersecting lines crossing over the image.  You then place the subject where those lines connect.  These connecting points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject.

Here is a visual example of the lines and connecting points:

(Image credit to Jim Zuckerman)

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We made a few photos trying to stick to the Rule of Third guidelines:

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NOTE:  I like to think of this “rule” to be more of a guideline.  Calling it a rule make it sound like you always have to follow it, which you certainly don’t!  Above all, have fun making photographs and always keep experimenting.  🙂

Thanks to Harmony and Janeahy for being great models and photographers!