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Professional photographers, graphic designers, and artists of all kinds use the "Rule of Thirds" principle to compose their photographs and art pieces.

The is one of the most important rules of photographic composition. Landscape photographers are particularly fond of this one, but it works well for many types of subject.

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A general composition guideline that divides the negative frame into thirds horizontally and vertically to position the subject
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The is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs.

Another Rule of Thirds Example
In this image I've purposely placed the head of my subject on one of the intersecting points - especially his eyes which are a natural point of focus for a portrait.

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The is one of the most basic composition guidelines in photography. The explains what part of an image the human eye is most strongly drawn towards first.

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Rule of Thirds or Golden Ratio
So, the first "golden" rule is the "Rule of Thirds" or "Golden Ratio". It affects the ratio (1:1.618) of a picture size, as well as the placement of the main subjects in the photo.

OK, perhaps you can see its usefulness by now - but the previous example was simple and highly geometric. How does the fare with more abstract subjects? See if you can spot the lines in the photo below: ...

Rule of Thirds and Photography
Although most beginning artists resist following "rules" - fearing they will hurt their creativity, there are indeed many rules and guidelines that help.

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The Rule of Thirds.
One of the most popular 'rules' in photography is the Rule Of Thirds. It is also popular amongst artists. It works like this:
Imaginary lines are drawn dividing the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically.

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The Rule of Thirds
Taking the time to find a pleasing and effective placement for your main subject is crucial to the success of your travel photographs. One method that artists have been using for centuries is the rule of thirds.

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The is a way of describing where to place focal points in a photograph.

Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is one of the easiest rules of photographic composition. The rule of thirds addresses the placement of your subject.

Be sure that the point of interest is at the intersection of the crosshatches, either real or imagined.

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I know this but it is nice to be reminded and is so important to pleasing composition.
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The Rule of Thirds is pretty simple, and works by drawing imaginary lines in equal thirds along the vertical and horizontal edges of an image. This leaves you with four intersecting points - the so-called strong points of a photo.

The is one of the most basic photographic compositional techniques. It states that an image should be divided in 9 equally spaced sections, as shown in the image above.

I get the rule of thirds, but why is it so? Why is it more pleasing to not have the main object in the centre?

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The most used lesson in artistic composition is the . While there are lots of ways to compose pictures, this short cut always makes an image more interesting than most where the subject is dead center.

Rule of thirds
The rule of thirds has been used through the centuries and is probably the most recognized rule. The rule of thirds directs that the frame can be divided into three vertical sections and three horizontal sections.

Picture a tic tac toe board: two horizontal lines intersected by two vertical lines.

Rule of Thirds
If you mentally divide your screen into three horizontal and three vertical sections, where the lines intersect are focal points. Focal points are what the eyes naturally seek out when they look at a photograph.

When framing your photo, it is usually best not to have the subject exactly in the center of the frame. A subject that is off-center encourages the eye to explore the photograph.

Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is the simplest rule of composition. All you do is take your frame and overlay a grid of nine equal sections. This means you split the vertical space into three parts and the horizontal space into three parts.

- This is the basic idea of composition. It is essentially dividing the image up into three horizontal and vertical sections.

Rule of Thirds
Rule of Thirds sets best practice for positioning the elements of a picture in order to achieve the best results.

for flight shots It can still normally be applied.
What I try to do is to picture the imaginary grid every time I crop an image, and then look to see whether I can make use of the lines or intersection points.

Rule of thirds
The rule of thirds is a central rule in photography composition that says that you should place your object in one of the intersections of the (imaginary) lines that split the frame into thirds.

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You can adjust images using photo-editing software, but you'll get better results if you start off with a well-taken and well-composed shot.

'Rule of Thirds' -placing the subject in the most pleasing position. If you imagine your viewfinder or framer is divided vertically and horizontally by lines one third of the width and height respectively from the edges of the picture.

Imagine a tic-tac-toe board placed on your picture. The says that you should place whatever is most interesting or eye-catching in the photo on the intersection of the lines on the photo.

The Rule of Thirds
Simply put, divide the view-finder into thirds, vertically and horizontally. The four intersecting points are where you want to place subject matter of interest.
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The states that a photograph is well-composed and balanced if points of interest intersect on three horizontal and vertical lines (check out the image to see what we mean).

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