{photography tip #6}

GET AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE!

Okay, I might get too technical here, but this tip will definitely make your photos more interesting and balanced.  One of the first things you will learn in any photography class is the “Rules of Thirds.”  When you look through your camera or on your camera screen, break up your frame into thirds.

It can be confusing, since there are nine boxes, but the important thing is to think about where the lines intersect.  Your subject or focus should be at the intersection of these lines.  Studies has shown that people’s eyes naturally go to one of these intersections, rather than the center of the photo. I’ve included some examples of how I used the “rules of thirds” and one picture that I didn’t.


Which one do you like better?