C&C "Rule of Thirds" _ Group 1

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  1. Clawed

    Clawed TPF Noob!

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    Finally got around to posting a picture (taken this morning) observing the "rule of thirds."

    I was not sure this would be a good shot as it was back-lit and I did not use any fill. I dismissed the image, but I thought it could work for our "thirds" assignment. I think the images strength lies in the fairly dramatic lighting and I wanted the dark side of the face to still show some detail. The image is sharp where it matters, and I added no PP sharpness, but I think it could benefit from this.

    Let me know what you think!


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    I think this is an example of the rule of thirds? Anyway, this was taken in Key West last week when we were walking around town... I turned the corner and here was this bottle of red stripe ready to be photographed- I didn't move it or anything! In retrospect maybe I should have rotated it to the right just a tad haha.


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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well... this certainly is a good example of the thirds rule. Did you vary the pose at all? I wonder if this could benefit from some diagonal lines, rather than the vertical line of the face and the horizontal line of his arm. Try rotating the canvas.

    I do like the subtle detail in the shadow area.

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  4. Clawed

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    I did not vary the pose (in fact I did not pose the subject, it was decent timing), and this was a one-shot deal. The one shot was taken, and I moved on. I thought the very same about the face forming a vertical, and it is cropped so I think I can make an adjustment to see how it turns out. Thanks for the input!

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    At first I didn't really think it followed the ROT due the head's central placement, but the eye (focal point) does fall right at the intersecting thirds. Nice shot!
     
  6. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ^^^ I was thinking the same. I feel the lights and darks are well balanced too. I like this shot.
     
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    Beautiful picture. It feels a little too dark for me, but I see that it works ok. I DO like how the light is perfectly split down his nose.
     

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