Rule of thirds

I haven’t started the composition part of the the course yet as I’m trying to come up with something a bit more interesting than passing traffic for the panning exercise. If pushed on what I know about the subject already I think I could only come up with the rule of thirds. Every week I some really great photography dropping into my in-box thanks to the Magnum picture of the week service.
Last week it was this photo by Chien-Chi,
If ever a picture displayed the rule this one has it by the bucket load! Vertically the couples eyes are about on the 1/3 up line and the tops of their heads 1/3 down, each of their noses are about 1/3 in from the edge, that and the looks in the eyes of the couple all add up to a very engaging picture.

~ by davkt on June 27, 2011.

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