Rule of Thirds

January 12, 2018  •  6 Comments

For any of you who like to photograph your own pets, there are several ingredients that go into creating a beautiful image. These can include good lighting, a good expression, a nice background, eye contact or an interesting composition.  One of the the ways to get an interesting composition is using what's called the Rule of Thirds. The "rule" is merely a suggestion to put the focus of your image in one of 4 places in your frame. When you bisect an image into thirds horizontally and vertically, you get four points where the lines intersect. One of these four points is where you put your focus. You can see an example of these four points in the image below. 

All too often, photos will have the focus point right in the middle of the frame. While this can produce lovely images, it can get boring.  Putting the dogs face or eye in one of the four positions indicated by the Rule of Thirds can create some variety in your images. Here are some examples: 

Give it a try with your pets. It doesn't require any special equipment!

To see other examples of the Rule of Thirds, head on over to see the post from photographer Kelly Marcuccio Middlebrooks of Little White Dog Pet Photography  (servicing Sioux Falls, SD)

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Comments

Linda Perdue(non-registered)
Wow, a nice variety - I have favorites! The first one for sure, I also love the silhouette - but most of all, I love some of your beautiful models and how lovely you have made them all look!
Nancy Kieffer(non-registered)
Love these!
Shelly Ellis(non-registered)
This are all wonderful and great examples of the rule of thirds. The lab puppy ..luv.
Darlene(non-registered)
Beautiful variety and all great examples of the "rule of thirds". The hummingbird image is amazing! Great capture! Love the last image with that light and gorgeous colors!
Danyel(non-registered)
All great images but you got me with that hummingbird.
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