The Rule of Two Thirds







The art of seeing

 The rule of two thirds

 Getting close

 Isolating the object


How to photograph

Choosing lenses

How a camera works











The rule of two thirds are a guideline to help you make the composition more interesting. The idea is to divide the frame by two horisontal and two vertical lines, each dividing the space in three equally large parts.


Then position your object in one of the four crossing points ofthese lines. 
The picture while for most onlookers be more aesthetically pleasing and well balanced.

Often that applies to pictures of people too, try to open the free space in the direction the person is looking.

Look at the picture of the child and the symmetri of the framing in the shot.
This is a very simple picture with uncluttered background, but imagine the frame centered on the head, clearly not as balanced as this framing.







Henrik Robeck 20 March 2007