This entry was supposed to be posted last Friday but I ran into some technical boo-boo that rendered this blog inaccessible. Last Friday, on the fifth day of Photo 101, the topic was “Rule of Thirds”.
“The Rule of Thirds” is one of the basic lessons one learns in photography. Most cameras have this option which overlays pairs of horizontal and vertical lines that divide the frame into 9 equal parts. The idea is to use these lines and their points of intersection as a guide to where you should place your photo subjects for a more interesting composition.
To effectively illustrate the “Rule of Thirds” I chose a photo with a plain background and a prominent subject. The center of the cross falls right at the upper-right intersection. Putting it off-center adds drama to the subject.
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