Take Better Photos Using this Simple Technique
If you have just started photography and picked up a few books or had a course you may of heard of âThe Rule Of Thirdsâ. It really is one of the most basic principles that enables any photographer to improve their composition and most importantly take better pictures. Luckily it is also extremely simple to learn and start using straight away.
What is the Rule of Thirds
As you can see in the picture a grid divides the frame into thirds. Itâs this grid that you can use to align the subjects in your image with in an effort to make a more pleasing and aesthetic composition.
In use as you can see in the composition below the subjects in the landscape have been aligned along the lines that denote each third of the image. In landscapes especially itâs common to place the horizon along one of the horizontal lines that denote each third of the image. In portraiture or when taking photos of people it is common to align the body on one of the vertical lines and have the face in line with a vertical line for the most pleasing composition.
Only if you can imagine your final image and get your viewer to focus on the points that you
originally intended can you better your photography. The rule of thirds helps you to do that and enables you to capture the beauty of any scene as you saw it first hand.