Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day 44 - The rule of thirds

Photography class #2, where we learned about composition and 'the rule of thirds.' In a nutshell, it's wrong to center your picture. Sort of. You shouldn't center the main focus of the picture. So if you're taking a portrait of a person, you wouldn't want their eyes to be at the center of the picture, because that tends to be the main focus. And if you're taking a landscape shot, you want the horizon line to be in the top or bottom third, depending on whether you're highlighting the ground or the sky. I think I do okay on the people thing, but wasn't sure about the landscape thing. Surprisingly enough though, I think I got it...most of the time ;-)

Got it.

Don't got it.


  1. You might not have "gotten it" in the second pic - but that is one cool sunset!!

  2. Amazingly, I think I get it.

    What you said, that is. And please post more photography tips. I'm going to use that one.