Photo Tips No One talks About!

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Ok, so we have all seen and done the macro setting posts about your pics, get up close and personal, yes? Well one of the most important tips from professionals is the "Rule Of Thirds". What is that? Well lets see what Wikipedia says!

The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.

Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.

Click here to see the example image and article.

Hope this helps!!

Posted at 11:02am Aug 3, 2010 EDT


bringing up for newbies learning photo techniques!

Posted at 11:08am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

Thank you for the information!

Posted at 11:09am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

MetalRocks says

Makes sense. Thanks so much!

Posted at 11:10am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

Hmm...that's very interesting!

Posted at 11:13am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

elements, you have great items! But you need to adjust the exposure lighting. and crop closer on your pics. Here is a free site to upload pics to.

1. upload pic
2. Crop close up
3. edit exposure-up the exposure slightly, click advanced and up the highlights and shadows a bit.
4. save image at 1000 pixels


Posted at 11:13am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

Good tip. thanks

Posted at 11:13am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

Would that still hold for product photography? I'm trying to imagine how I would incorporate this into my pictures....

Posted at 11:15am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

yes, absolutely.. you need to get a closer cropped image for your first photo, like on her face. then the others can be more of the product. Its about grabbing their attention up close first.

Posted at 11:17am Aug 3, 2010 EDT

That is for Artistic Photography..probably why no one talks about it because it is very basic knowledge for Photogs..and does not apply to single Product Photography which most sellers use here.

Posted at 11:18am Aug 3, 2010 EDT