“The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in photography.
The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points formed by the intersections of these lines can be used to align features in the photograph. [...] Aligning a photograph with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the photo than simply centering the feature would.”
The rule of thirds is widely known by artists, Graphic Designers, and photographers. It is a tool to be used in laying out or composing their pieces in a certain way that would be aesthitically pleasing.
We will be having an example here how to crop a photograph so that it applies the rule, and then we’ll see how it looks before cropping, and after.
1. Find an image in your photo library.
2. Make a grid of thirds.
3. Align your photo to the grid.
4. Once you like it, crop it.
The result should be more pleasing to your eye :)
6- Now, once you know this rule, you might not need to crop your image anymore, you can do it right while shooting.
Note: “Rules are made to be broken” as long as you are aware about that, rules can be broken!
Before and After
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