C&C Please- Rule of 1/3's

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  1. Barking Mad

    Barking Mad TPF Noob!

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    You guys are going to be sick of me posting my million and one questions...but I genuinely want to learn. I've ordered so many books via all of your recommendations over the last two days that I'm putting off buying a new tripod and another lens until I recoup some of the money I've spent on books. But it's all good. Knowledge is power...or that's what I've heard anyhow.

    I was going through some photos and out of tons and tons of images, only TWO stood out as remotely resembling the Rule of 1/3's. One of these images has been displayed at a gallery and and one is just something I shot when we went apple picking...well, we were supposed to be PICKING the apples, but as you can tell, my subject had other ideas.

    So am I getting warmer with this Rule of 1/3 thing? Is this what I need to concentrate on when it comes to composition?

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    As always, your time, opinions and suggestions are appreciated.

    Auds
     
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    Rule of thirds is only a guideline, not an absolute. The main idea is to not put your center of interest in the center of the picture.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Yes, those are good examples of using the ROT.

    There are other compositional considerations such as leading lines and diagonals too.
     

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