Tuesday, 10 June 2014

How to compose a photograph

Adding an image to a website, blog article, or publication can really help to improve your communication. Here I will explain how you can use the rule-of-thirds to help you compose your photographs for a really professional finish.

The rule of thirds helps the composition of your photographs, making them easier for the human to understand.

When taking a photograph, imagine that the image you see is split into a nine square grid (three rows of three squares). The points at which the squares intersect are the points of interest and you should aim to put the subject(s) of your photo at these points.

In this photograph, I have positioned the little girls face at the 'first' intersection point. The eye instinctively knows to look at the little girls face even though it is not in the centre of the photograph.

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