tip 3: rule of thirds
Written by Bex Lipp of Verdict Photos
This is a great tip and helps improve your images straight away. It is all about composition ... where subjects are placed in the overall image.
The basic idea is to break an image into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The intersections of these imaginary lines are great spots for placing the subjects you are photographing and should result in an image with good composition.
When you go to take a photograph... as you are looking through your viewfinder, imagine the image is cut into thirds and then position the subject into either one third, two thirds or fill up the entire frame. That is a quick way to instantly start improving your images and is what helped me at the start of my photography journey.
So, instead of taking photos with your little ones right in the middle of the photo, have a go at positioning them to the left or to the right of an image and see how it looks.
This isn’t a rule you must always use ... rules are meant to be broken ... it is all about the style of image that you like, so have a play around and see what you prefer.
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