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Photo Composition

The basic rules of photo composition

Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is perhaps one of the most well known principles of photographic composition for a rectangular image. The theory is that if you place points of interest in the intersections or along the lines that your photo becomes more balanced and will enable a viewer of the image to interact with it more naturally. I will say right now that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring the rule won't mean that your photos are uninteresting however it's interesting to intentionally place points of interest.


Photography: Rule of Thirds

Other common & interesting examples of composition:

Squares
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Leading Lines
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S-Line
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Symmetry
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Macro
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Framed
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About Candice:

Candice Benge

Candice is the Photographer and Videographer at Gallery Direct. Obsessed with all forms of Art and Photography, Candice very much enjoys using photo and video to capture the details of our Artist’s stories, their technique and the details of our unique fine art printmaking processes. She also enjoys frequenting and participating in art exhibits, growing fresh things to eat and spending time in the sunshine with her dog, Dragon and Hen, Hilda.