Rule of Thirds

For this project, we were required to take two photos inside the building (with and without people) and two photos outside the building (with and without people). In order to do this, we had to use the rule of thirds, a compositional technique that naturally contributes in building visual interest and improving balance within the photo. In the rule of thirds, photos are divided into thirds with two vertical lines and two horizontal lines which make three columns, three rows, and nine sections in the images. Important compositional elements are placed on or near the guide lines and intersection points. Throughout the process, I had to overcome several challenges. For example, it was challenging to make creative use of the negative space, or the empty areas around the subject. This was particularly difficult to do in a school environment. It took me awhile to get used to the rule of thirds, too. Due to force of habit, I constantly took pictures with the subject in the center at first. Therefore, I had to redo many of the shots I took. However, I changed the settings on my camera so that a rule of thirds grid appeared onto my photo. This made this project easier because it removed all guesswork and helped me get my positioning even more accurate. Lastly, it was easy to enhance my photos on Adobe Photoshop and apply my brand logo on each of them.

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