Tuesday Travel Tips: Rule of Thirds

The “rule of thirds” is one of my favourite compositional techniques when I’m travelling or out and about. Although regarded as a rule, I must prefer to think of it as a guide.

A lot of the time we have no idea where a subject should go amongst a scene and automatically we place it right in the centre of our frame. Although this is not wrong it can be quite boring. According to many photographers and even artists dating back to ancient times, the rule of thirds is more satisfying to the eye.

Dogs playing in the river | See more of these shots here.

Dogs playing in the river | See more of these shots here.

Next time you go out with your camera try placing the focus/attention of the shot in one corner of the frame (when you divide the picture into thirds). A grid option is available in the display to allow you to find where this point it on most modern digital cameras. Alternatively, you can crop your image after taking it to allow for this to happen.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Rule of Thirds.”

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