|Tip of the Month||
by Theresa A. Husarik
|Rule of Thirds|
The Rule of Thirds is often quoted in composition. It says to divide your frame into thirds both horizontally
and vertically, and then place your subject at one of the four intersections.
But, in looking for an image to illustrate this, I had a hard time finding one that followed this rule exactly.
I guess I am just a rebel ;->. I usually
place my subject off of center, using the horizontal or vertical lines, but not necessarily the intersection points.
Just keep in mind the most pleasing placement is usually somewhere out of dead center.
This applies to where you place the horizon lines as well. Usually, right smack in the middle of the frame is visually boring. Moving the line up or down will dramatically improve the resulting image.
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