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Rule of Thirds

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Composing a photograph involves arranging the visual elements that appear in the camera's viewfinder, to produce a balanced and visually pleasing image that highlights the subject.

One useful method to help achieve this involves visualising the viewfinder being divided into thirds (horizontally and vertically), then positioning the subject at one of the four points where the imaginary thirds dividing lines intersect.

Alternatively, align a prominent feature of the image along one of the thirds dividing lines.

This technique is known as the "Rule of Thirds".
Rule of Thirds.

Some DIG members' attempts at applying the "Rule of Thirds" are shown below.

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Neville Donnet
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Robin Ireland
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Ian Chesterfield
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Geoff Turton
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Elsie Baroni
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Pam Donnet
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Ken McRae
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Joyce Pickup