Month: November 2010

Composition..”Rule of thirds”


The rule of thirds is a compositional rule in photography.

The rule states that an image should be divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements such as the main subject,should be placed along these lines or their intersections.  This creates more interest in the composition than simply centering the main subject.









In this image that I shot of a sunset at a local beach, using the rule of thirds also allowed me to include the setting sun in the background.

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