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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recap: Rule of Thirds & Frames

Today we went over 2 techniques in photo composition: The 'Rule of Thirds' and 'Frames.' The Rule of Thirds is when you apply a grid to a photograph that is split up into thirds horizontally and vertically. Main objects in the photograph should line up with the points where the lines cross. Similarly, natural lines such as the horizon should be close to one of those lines, rather than in the middle. This helps creates a naturally pleasing photograph. Here is an example of a picture with the Rule of Thirds:

Framing occurs when the main object of a photo is surrounded by a frame that is part of the picture. A frame can occur on 2, 3, or all 4 sides of a photo. Here is an example of a frame:

Here are some student photographs that show off the Rule of Thirds and framing:


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