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Composition -- Rule of Thirds

December 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Landscape Photography Tips

Composition -- Rule of Thirds

For a great landscape photo, composition is the most important aspect.  A simple way to start on this is to apply the guideline of "rule of thirds".    Looking through your viewfinder or your screen, you imagine dividing up the viewfinder into thirds, both horizontally and vertically.      

There are 4 intersecting points in red in this grid image.  The most interesting aspects of your photos, your focal points, are best captured at these intersecting points.   Keeping things a bit off center creates interest and balance in your composition.   Keeping your horizon, such as a body of water or field of grass, just below or above center near one of the horizontal lines, also adds interest to your photography.   (See examples below. )

But, this is a rule to assist you.   Have fun and experiment with your compositions!


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