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Photo Technique:What is Rule of Thirds ? Rule of Thirds Explained in Layman Term

What is Rule of Thirds ? Rule of Thirds Explained in Layman Term

Rule of Third in Wedding Group Photography

Rule of Third in Wedding Group Photography

So why did this post came about? I was at a Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner the other night and my cousin-in-law who  recently bought a very decent DSLR camera asked how can he take better pictures? A  bit of background first, my cousin-in-law has not heard of aperture nor speed.  OK….

I thought for a while on what  best I can share him then, and decided to start with Composition. And I truly belief if you can master the basic  Rule of thirds technique, you will instantly be a better photographer. At least by 26% :)

So what is Rule of thirds? Do Skip this following definition if you prefer simple English:)

Rule of Thirds

Rule of thirds create more emotions in an otherwise pretty simple shot

According to Wikipedia, the rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design.The rule states 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.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.

Or in layman terms: imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. And your focus point so be place at the intersections instead of the centre to create more energy, tension and interest.

Following are some samples on Rule of Thirds Application:

Rule of thirds Combined with a Foreground to create some Depth of Field

Rule of thirds Combined with a Foreground to create some Depth of Field

Rule of Thirds applied Vertically

Rule of Thirds can be applied Vertically too

Rule of Thirds applied in Travel Photography in this Shot at Lake Como

Rule of Thirds applied in Travel Photography in this Shot at Lake Como

Simple? Yup, it is. Just need a lots of practice.  So take lots of pictures and share some before and after pictures with me k?

Let me know  if there is some other questions about photography I can help answer?

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Photo Technique: How to photograph your Children?
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Thank you.

Till then, take it easy,

KIDCHAN

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Photo Technique: How to photograph your Children?

Photo Technique: How to photograph your Children?

If i get a Ringgit for each time i have been asked times how to photograph kids, i would now be a multi-millionaire:) Knowing that this is the time of the year where family gets together, and daddy/mummy eager to show off their new DSLR or point and shoot cameras, i purposely dig up an past interview by Ms. Kwong Howe Leng of Parenthood magazine on the topic. Hopefully this article can give you some ideas.

Click on Image to enlarge Getting the Frames

Click on Image to enlarge Getting the Frames Article

And if you really don’t have time to read the full article, here are some Instant Tips on how to photographed children:

Ensure children get enough sleep of food before shoot
Instill in them the love of being photographed
Take pictures at their eye level
Set higher ISO
Take picture during early morning or evening
be an Observer not creator

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Remember to have lots of fun and take more pictures!It’s a bonding time. Don’t be frustrated, a lousy day photographing your kids is much better than a great day at work right?

Also a word of advice, pictures are meant to be printed and not just save on the desktop:) !

If you found this post helpful, and would like to be updated on future photography tips and techniques like this let’s get connected on TWITTER or FACEBOOK .

You may also be interested in the following post:
Photo technique: What is Rule of Thirds ? Rule of Thirds Explained in Layman Term
Photo Technique: How to Extend your camera tripod more when it reaches it maximum height?

Thank you.

Till then, take it easy,
KIDCHAN

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