How to Use Power of Rule of Thirds in Photography

The rule of thirds is one of the most powerful rules in photography. Don’t think that taking good photo is complicated. It is so fun and even more enjoyable when you know the rules of photography.

Previous lessons you already learnt about leading lines photo; photo frames and photo composition. Now in this short article, learners will take another step to understand another technique in photography called “the rule of thirds”.

Rule of thirds photography
Rule of thirds photography

Definition of Rule of Thirds in Photography

Most photographers in the world have agreed to divide an image in the frame into nine equal parts by two horizontal and two vertical lines. Or another words, we divide the frame into three vertical and three horizontal sections.

Photography Rule of Thirds in Camera   

Even though, some cameras don’t offer an option to superimpose a rule of thirds grid over the LCD screen, you can use your imagination and it doesn’t required to be perfect. Remember everything in the world is not perfect. However, some camera you can go to menu and set for the rule of thirds grid and you will see it appears on the LCD screen, making it even easier to use.

Rule of thirds picture of butterfly and flower
Rule of thirds picture of butterfly and flower

2 Tips Using Rule of Thirds in Taking Good Photo

  1. Where the horizontal and vertical lines intersect are where an ideal location for the more important parts to place your picture along these lines. By locating our main subject at one of the four intersections, we are giving the subject more emphasis than if it was in the centre of the picture.
  2. If you are photographing something moving then you should give it space to move into, rather than space behind it.Another similar to the rule of thirds is Fibonacci’s Ration (search more)

Summary of the Rule of Thirds in Photography

  • Putting the most important subject at one of the four intersections rather than placing the subject in the centre of the picture.
  • Giving space to move into for moving subject rather than let the space behind it.
  • Don’t have to be perfectly lined up as long as they’re close.
  • Trying to move around the subject for getting the best composition, whether we can use the rule of thirds or not.
  • Human’s eyes are naturally attract to most people, so place them at one of the intersections on the rule of thirds grid to give the shot a clear focal point.

Thanks for reading, i hope this article will bring beginner photographers some ideas and for improving photography skill together, you can drop me some lines in comment box.

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If i could tell the story in words, i wouldn’t need to lug around a camera–Lewis Hine

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