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5 Common Photography Mistakes ll Not Understanding Rule of Thirds

Author: Libby - Printique by Adorama

This is the fourth installment of our 5 Common Photography Mistakes series.  Today, we look at not fully understanding the rule of thirds in photography.
According to Wikipedia ” The rule of thirds is a “rule of thumb” or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designsfilmspaintings, and photographs.[1] The guideline proposes 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.[2]Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.”

As seen in the image  below, by Courtney Slazinik of Click it up a Notch, where your subject is placed in the fame makes all the difference in the world. ruleofthirdsBelow, Courtney give us some easy to understand methods on how to make sure your images have impact using the rule of thirds.