Photography Tip – Rule of Thirds

Angela Shetzer1 Photo, Blog, Techniques

Composition – Rule of 3rds

When looking to composing an image, consider placing your primary subject in one of the crossing corners created by dividing your photo into 3 equal parts both horizontally and vertically.

In this image of Crystal Mill in the Colorado backcountry, you will notice the mill is on the top right 3rd, and the water runs across the bottom 3rd line and the water fall is near the left 3rd. As you will notice, this is a stronger composition than just placing the mill in the center of the frame. Experiment with subjects and 3rds and see the difference.

Photo courtesy of Shetzers Photography Workshops and Tours