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