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Rule of Thirds Examples
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"RULE OF THIRDS" ASSIGNMENT

THE ASSIGNMENT:
•Shoot a minimum of 20 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 20 images.
•Submit your two favorite images and the proofsheet in the "Rule of Thirds" file in Google Classroom folder.

WHAT TO SHOOT:
You can use rule of thirds with any subject: people, landscapes, textures, object, shapes or lines in the environment around you. Once you've found something that "works," compose your images based on the rule of thirds. You can also use the other graphic or compositional techniques with your rule of thirds compositions: repetition of shape, unusual perspective, framing the image “through” something. 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. (See example below...)
•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.