Life – Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds: 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 and important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.

Aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject.

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2 Responses to Life – Rule of Thirds

  1. zookyshirts says:

    A classic. One of those lessons that, when I read learned it, made my work much better. And I’ve noticed tons of photos and paintings using it. The alignment in the thirds intersections certainly helps make the images more dynamic.

  2. Teresa says:

    I remember this when I am designing at the church. I need to go back an look at my pictures to see if I followed the rules.

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