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Photo Trick (Rule of Thirds)

Whether you’re a beginner or professional, creating photos that are more engaging is easy by using this rule. It's a simple way of making your photos look awesome! There are many tricks and tips to make your photos standout but this is a quick and easy one to learn.


So what is the "rule of thirds"?

Before you take a photo, try and imagine a small grid of lines that split the image up into thirds (see image below) and then line up the important elements at the intersections or where these lines meet.

By aligning the important elements off-centre is more pleasing on the eye and looks more natural than placing the elements in the centre. Once you have got to grips with this, it allows you to become more creative with the negative space around the photo. 

The horizontal lines are useful when shooting landscapes. Matching up the horizon with either the bottom or top line (depending on what you want to focus on) will make the photo appear more balanced. Not all scenes will have an obvious line to follow but that's where the magic of creativity comes in.

The best way to understand this concept is to start taking more pictures in this fashion. It might take a few snaps to master but it will soon make a difference. Have a look at both examples below to get a better idea.   

 

Photo by 'chemieingenieur'

Another example but without lines

  

Photo by ‘Anwa

 

For more information visit wikipedia.

Hope you find this useful.

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