The Rule of Thirds

January 10th, 2010

I got a book about taking photos. It was cheap, but turns out that when it was written, any camera worth using was still analogue or wet. It talks a lot about chemicals and filters and film. However – I’m sure most of the concepts are still the same with digital photography, so I’m looking forward to developing some skills.

The first thing I’ve played with is the rule of thirds. Apparently you shouldn’t normally put your subject in the middle of the photo. Who knew?! I had a go at cropping photos taken at Kew Gardens a couple of weeks ago using the rule of thirds. Has it made the photos more vivid and captivating?

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