Violating the Rule of Thirds

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by kundalini, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I know this violates the Rule of Thirds by having the horizon smack in the middle, but I kind of like it...
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    ...because this is too much sky. (but I like it also)
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    Opinions?
     
  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Anybody have an idea why these wide angle shots look so distorted on the upload and more importantly how to correct. The sky looks crinkled. They looked great before.
     
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    I can't answer your questio but I prefer to think of the "rule of thirds" more as a guideline. There should be no rules in photography (or art in general) with the exception of innappropriate and explicit exploitation of vulnerable people.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kundalini, you saved these at "12 - maximum" out of PS, which is why Photobucket compressed them further to their heart's content (but not to yours). My tip: save them at 10 and nothing will happen.
    (I know that FastPictures simply does not load photos sized 800x533 saved at 12, but easily loads them - same size! - when saved at 10 --- but Photobucket loads them, but then "butchers" them).

    And there are photos (these kinds of mirror image photos, for example), where the rule of thirds may easily be "broken". The reflection allows for this clear division into two halves here!
     
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    kundalini:
    I think #1 works because of the symmetry. I consider the "rule" of thirds to be more of a guidline as well.
     
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    Just like in music, the 'rules' are only there so you know when to break them...
     
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    Always compress your pics for web viewing in PS, using the Save for Web feature. PS will give you a nicely compromised file size and also allow you to keep the viewing quality (save with numbers that are "High" or "Very High", such as 80, 85, or 90). That way, you wont be worried about photobucket smashing the heck out of your pixels, and leaving the ugly jpeg artifacts and pixellation effects. Your pics are great, and deserve to be viewed in the best quality possible. :)
     
  8. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Okay, if I followed the advice correctly, these will be beautiful. lol

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    Fingers crossed.
     
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    Looks good. I like the second.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I keep saying this over and over again on this forum and elsewhere ... there is NO rule of thirds whatsoever in photography or anything else!

    Having an image arranged in thirds is a concept which helps some photographs and hence it is good to know. But then again it would ruin other images. Hence: no rule, not even a guideline, but just a concept.

    Anyway, like your second edit :)
     
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    i'm sorry but "rules" within photography or any other art form is simply just stupid...i had our marketing guy give me a lecture about some photography techniques and that upset me as his shots from his d200 looks like they where taken with a fisher price camera...so i just smiled and nodded, its all in the photographers eye
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I have studied this and I can assure everyone that it is, in fact, the Rule of 19/57ths.
     

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