Photography - Rule of Thirds

Your best photos that follow the artistic Rule of Thirds, of any subject matter.

Recent Work

  • After the rain. by Paul Pasco
  • Untitled by Michiel de Lange
  • Autumn Comes To Chorley by BlueMoonRose
  • Islay: Port Charlotte Lighthouse at Dawn by Kasia-D
  • Timber Wolves in Autumn by Jim Cumming
  • Soaking Up The View by Cynthia48
  • A Flatiron Dusting by mikewheels
  • Love in white by Zina Zinchik (Seletskaya)
  • Little Grebe among Reflections by Nerone
  • Farewell to Barra by Kasia-D
  • End Of Pier Sunset by Cynthia48
  • Nature at Work by Viv Thompson

About This Group

The Rule of Thirds helps produce nicely balanced and easy on the eye photos. Also, as you have to position things relative to the edges of the frame it helps get rid of ’ tiny subject surrounded by vast empty space’ syndrome.

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. (wikipedia.org)

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