Friday, January 2, 2009

Composition: Rule of 3's

Composing for photography, as a rule of thumb involves "3's"- both vertically and horizontally. Divide your scene into thirds looking horizontally and vertically. In this photo, Launching Pad, a viewing place on Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, the platform occupies roughly the middle third looking both horizontally and vertically, Horizontally, additionally, there is the sky with the treeline, the frozen lake, and the ground at the foreground. In some photos, you'll want to vary the thirds or do interesting angles, but especially in the beginning of thinking about composition try to divide the scene into thirds.

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