Rule of Thirds
BACK TO THE BASICS
Use the rule of thirds to create an interesting composition.
We're going to start off this 52-week challenge with the basics and go more in depth later in the year which will hopefully bring everyone up to speed. Ultimately, I would hope for you to build onto every week using the techniques we use in the weeks prior. During this project, we'll be breaking down the steps of different techniques. To which, you'll later be able to mix and match and apply them to a subject as a whole where it's less intimidating. You have to learn to walk before you can run.
With that being said, this week we'll be talking about one of the first steps in photo composition, the rule of thirds. While the rule of thirds is one of the most basic "rules" of photography, it is really one of the easiest ways to start seeing things differently. To start to understand the rule of thirds, imagine the frame being broken down into 3 equal parts both horizontally and vertically. By aligning your subject on one of these lines or where these lines converge, creates "power points," if you will. These "power points" are where you can attract the eye and make for a more visually pleasing composition. By using the rule of thirds, you'll be able to create a better balance and naturally help the eye move throughout the photo.
See the examples below using the sliders to get a better understanding of how to use the rule of thirds.
Submit your photos by January 14, 2018, by tagging @TRIBETYLER or @TRIBEPRESETS and also by using the hashtag #TRIBEwk2.
Tip: CLEAN UP YOUR LINES Keeping your lines straight will immediately improve your photos. Achieve this by keeping the camera square to what you're shooting. Try editing with a grid and skewing your lines in Lightroom or SKWRT if you're on mobile.