Sunday, 6 November 2011

Rule of Thirds!

Rule Of Thirds
First of all, I have to say a huge sorry, mostly to Liaata, for not updating in quite a while! I've had a number of problems, as well as 100 other things to do, with a constant barrage of exams following me around! But here we are:

Rule of Thirds, A technique that enhances the composition of a lot of photos! If you look at a lot of professional photography, do you usually see that the main subject, or focal point of an image is usually off centre.  This is usually because of the use of the rule of thirds.

By the Wikipedia definition: "The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centring the subject would."            Or a simpler explanation,

Divide your photo into 9 boxes like above, and make sure the focal point is on one of those dots around the middle box! on some cameras, you can find this grid as an option on your camera, so you can see it over the photo as you take it, if not, just try to visualise the grid.  This technique can really enhance the composition and feeling behind any photo!

A really useful way of utilising rule of thirds if you have trouble using it while out and about, is to crop your photo afterwards, which if I were honest, is the way I usually do it!

To crop your photo, to use this technique, first go to, and upload the photo you want to use, when it loads, look at the side bar, and click the Crop option, it should then look like this:

Then, crop the photo to get your focal point on one of the four dots, and see if you  like the result!
Here was my result:

This small edit can really help make your photos look a lot better! so next time you pull out your camera to take a photo, try and have a go at this technique!

Thanks to Calum for some fantastic modelling there! xD



Never knew this! Thanks for the tip! :)

THe post was worth waiting for it, i'll try this out tomorrow and tell you the result mate ;)

pretty new to me but i will try it out for sure :)

thank you for the tip il be sure to try it !

waw what a great software

thanks for explaining the rules of thirds

thanks for letting me know about this! that rule seems to be really useful! the photo looks much better!

Im gonna try this the naxt time when i take some photos, thanks for the tip :)

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