The Rule of Thirds – Photography Composition
This post is part of our Rules of Composition in Photography series.
To discourage placing the subject at the center, or prevent a horizon from splitting the picture into two, the rule of thirds should be applied. This guideline is utilized by aligning a subject with the guide lines of a tic-tac-toe layout and the intersection points. You place the horizon on the top or bottom line, and/or allow linear features in the image flow from section to section.
Here are 20 great images that follow the rule of thirds.
Sunflower by Malte Sörensen
Flashlight by Rick Harris
strolling by joiseyshowaa
Straight to the Top by Sean McGee
Rule of Thirds by Marcel Schoenhardt
Reflected Sky. by Matthew Kang
Stuck In Iceland by Trey Ratcliff
Storm Over the Fenceline by Evan Leeson
Perspective by Rob Overcash
In the Shadow of a Flower by Hamed Saber
Still Life by Rick Harris
Sunset In The Rule Of Thirds by Stuart Richards
Sunrise and a cow by Owen Thomas
Texas In July by Carol Von Canon
t's Friday. by eyesogreen
Arty Installation by Arty Smokes
Music by Aftab Uzzaman
Rule of thirds by John Watson
invitation by Rui Malheiro
Rule of Thirds? by Garry