Rules are meant to be broken, but for budding photographers, the rule of thirds is one of the first “rules” that we learn, and can actually get results from when we put it in to practice. Having said that, there are loads of photos that are interesting and inspirational without following this rule.
If you are interested in reading more about the Rule of Thirds, the following are bookmarks that I have used over the years.
- Digital Photography School – Rule of Thirds
- Lesson 3. Energy and Directed Attention
- The Lazy Rule of Thirds: The Golden Mean
Now what sort of results can we expect? Follows are six great photos that either knowlingly or unknowlingly use this “rule”.
Post links to your “rule following” photos in the comments section and let us all be inspired!
If you want to see more Rule of Third examples, visit this Rule of Thirds Gallery, by robin pereira on Flickr.