- Jun 4, 2006
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I am a beginner and would like your opinion, OTE. Thanks
mysteryscribe said:This is where i get the fun of saying ... I get so sick of the rule of thirds being quoted as if it was the gospel according to whoever the current guru is.
I didn't see this happen either.Guys the rule of thirds is a thumbnail approach to composition... it is not carved in stone. The rule of thirds is a guideline to teach you about balance not something to be used to justify an unbalanced photograph. If you stick the only object of interest in the left third of a print and have nothing of interest in the other two thirds. You have satified this mystical rule of thirds but you have a picture that looks as though it is about to fall on it's butt.
I don't agree.The only thing that will help that butterfly is to have something more on the right side.
That's one way to interpret it, but my take is that it doesn't show an understanding of what the rule of thirds or golden ratio is about.the rule of thirds is for the head of the butterfly to be in the top quadrant of the picture. and the body centered in the shot.