There are many people who enjoy photography. More and more people today are picking up a camera and enjoying the fun that photography brings to many people as well. Photography is more than picking up a camera and just shooting with it. It is more than just a snapshot of the kids or grand kids. Anyone can do this. Photography is capturing an image and making someone else look at it and say wow. Photography can take an image and show someone what was going on or show someone what the photographer was thinking and seeing.
Photography and the Rule of Thirds.
The rule of thirds and photography goes hand and hand. Photographers, Painters, designers, Movie directors all use the rule of thirds. The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.
I will say right up front however that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring this one doesn’t mean your images are necessarily unbalanced or uninteresting. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!
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. Studies have shown that when viewing images that people’s eyes usually go to one of the intersection points most naturally rather than the center of the shot – using the rule of thirds works with this natural way of viewing an image rather than working against it.
More Photography Tips
- Warm up your tones
- Sunglasses Polarize
- Use a fill flash or reflector
- Macro mode photography
- Follow the horizon line
- Do not use such a large card
- Shoot in raw
- Bring a tripod
- Try using timers
- Slow motion and water