Weekly Theme "Rule of Thirds"

by Ram Ya May. 30, 2017 1597 views

Weekly Theme: Rule of Thirds

Deadline: May 29th, 2017 to June 5th

How to submit: Create a post on PhotoBlog.com and add the tag 2017theme20

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Learn and Participate:

One of the most important skills we have to develop when learning photography is composition. So what makes a good composition? We covered a whole host of composition tips in our last article so that would be a good place to start if you’d like some guidance. One of the concepts we suggested was the “rule” of thirds. We use inverted commas because we prefer to think of it as a guideline rather than a rule. In photography there simply aren’t any unbreakable rules – that would take the creativity and a lot of the fun out of it! Instead, for beginners, it’s helpful to have some concepts you can explore, and the rule of thirds is one of these. To learn more please read "How to Improve Your Photos With Rule of Thirds"

Here are some great examples of this simple rule in action

Horizon line is moved up to the 2/3rd horizontal line to make space for more interesting foreground elements

Horizon line is moved up to the 2/3rd horizontal line to make space for more interesting foreground elements

By placing the horizon line on the upper 2/3 horizontal line, Sarah Marino is able to create more space for the interesting foreground elements

By placing the horizon line on the upper 2/3 horizontal line, Sarah Marino is able to create more space for the interesting foreground elements

Photographer Lambert Yuri has created a more visually pleasing composition by placing the waterfall to the right of the frame

Photographer Lambert Yuri has created a more visually pleasing composition by placing the waterfall to the right of the frame

This smiling vendor is aligned on the 1/3 vertical line. It balances the elements well and naturally, draws the viewer to the subject of the photograph.

This smiling vendor is aligned on the 1/3 vertical line. It balances the elements well and naturally, draws the viewer to the subject of the photograph.

Previous weekly theme winners

Congratulations to following members for their winning entries in last week’s theme, "Photography Composition"!

  1. Kelly Williams for Reflections
  2. Kim Nguyen  for Guess What These Are

Here are few photos from their winning posts

BOTTOM OF GLASS. Here, I used a blue plastic bowl as a filter and placed a glass inside the lamp. My hope was that the leading lines would draw attention to the bottom/center of the glass. It was a kaleidoscope of sorts.

BOTTOM OF GLASS. Here, I used a blue plastic bowl as a filter and placed a glass inside the lamp. My hope was that the leading lines would draw attention to the bottom/center of the glass. It was a kaleidoscope of sorts.

Reflection - Models: Maeve B. and Clare K.Composition inspired by Golden Spiral Rule. For more https://www.photoblog.com/krwpix/2017/05/28/reflections/

Reflection - Models: Maeve B. and Clare K.Composition inspired by Golden Spiral Rule. For more https://www.photoblog.com/krwpix/2017/05/28/reflections/

Thank you all for participating and creating wonderful photos!

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