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Composition- Rule of Thirds

Lesson 5 from: Capture and Edit Photos of People in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Jared Platt

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5. Composition- Rule of Thirds

What is the rule of thirds and how do you apply this to your image making? Jared models how to create compelling images with a simple rule in mind.

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Composition- Rule of Thirds

Now the most basic form of composition would be what we call the rule of thirds. And it's quite simply just dividing your frame into three equal parts, both horizontally and vertically. And when you do that, you end up with basically a tic tac toe board with two lines coming down the photograph, and two lines going across the photograph. If you place your most important items on any of those lines, you will find that your composition is stronger. What we don't want is something directly in the center of the photograph. So that's our most basic way of composing. So, I'm placing the girls on the right hand side of the photograph and allowing the train to kind of trail off. I'm gettin' some distance to the shot. And so the girls are on the right hand side, over on that third of the photograph, and I'm composing the photograph to include a lot of the train on the left hand side. (camera shutter clicking)...

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