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RULE OF THIRDS COMPOSITION ASSIGNMENT

THE ASSIGNMENT:
•Shoot a minimum of 30 images using the "rule of thirds" composition technique.
•Pick your two favorite images, edit them (crop and adjust tonal values).
•Do a screen shot of your thirty images. Write your name, period# and “Composition” on the proofsheet.
•Submit your two favorite images and the proofsheet in the CVHS 206 Teacher server.
•Save your images as:
p#lastname_comp1
p#lastname_comp2
p#lastname_comp3

(the third image will be a screengrab of your proof sheet).

WHAT TO SHOOT:
Find shapes, and lines in the environment around you and compose your images based on
the rule of thirds.
Look for shapes, landscapes, textures, object until it is a good representation of the rule of thirds technique. repetitive forms, unusual perspective, frame the image “through” something, or get very closer. Shoot multiple images of each subject until you have a good representation of the rule of thirds technique.

WHAT IS THE RULE OF THIRDS?
The rule of thirds is a compositional technique for creating dynamic photographs.
An image can be divided into thirds by visualizing two imaginary horizontal and two vertical lines dividing the image into three sections. Placing your subject, or the point of interest, within the “thirds” creates more “tension” or “energy” in the photo -instead of placing the subject in the center of the image. When you are shooting, try to use the extreme sides of he images. For example, put your subject in the very bottom or very bottom 3rd of the image, or the very far right or far left 3rds. Don’t be afraid to experiment.