I draw this very simple scheme just to give you an idea, but remember what i said : "In photography it is very well known that the rule is : there is no rules".
But let's continue with the rule of third, so this draw will give you what can be potentially dangerous, very good and less good.
It show you the strong points as the strong lines. Seeing a draw is nice, but you want to see some real examples in real life.
OK, now lets play a game.
Below are some pictures that i took in an average day, locations and times like in the subway, in the bus (2 deck buses), playing with a glass of mojito, a car, an athlete and even an underwater photo like a scuba diver.
The goal of this game is to find where are the strong lines of composition, you have just learned about.
Click on the first picture find the directive line, click the next picture in the slider, etc ...
You found it? let a comment at the bottom of this page, you didn't find, let a comment too.
Also, something very important, and why you should care about it each time you'll take a picture!
Photographs are already frozen moment in time, plus by putting the subject right in the middle, you do not give any direction to the picture, and it's important, because indirectly it give the story to the picture.
Look at my son too (second photo), he have space in front of him and this space is in the direction he is looking, giving a direction to the whole photograph.
Having said that, for sure there is always rule's exceptions, but to do it, you need to truly master the rule of composition, to have a true understanding of those rules, and that it came after practicing to see the ins and outs of the rule of third like the zones.
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You might also be interested with the last entry in the blog:
Nowadays our smartphones have more computer power than a 10 years old desktop computer. Technology is evolving fast and with it, the language acquiring new words like smartphone or selfie.
We are doing everything with our phone, from a GPS assistant to photograph or record a movie in full 1080p HD, even post processing those images, and i don't even speak about playing 3D games, read some news on internet and so on...
At the end, when we compare how we use our phone the most, in percentage, I can say safely that we barely use it to call someone, and this is why i call mine a photophone.
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