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09/14/2005 01:00:17 AM · #1
I'm confused by the description. I can't see it in my head.

Does anyone have any examples?
09/14/2005 01:02:19 AM · #2
Rule of thirds article
09/14/2005 01:03:32 AM · #3
a couple of examples..
09/14/2005 01:04:38 AM · #4
Great article, this has really been pushed in all my photography classes, without this "Rule", many photos are regarded as ameature. I think it is interesting.
09/14/2005 01:04:40 AM · #5
Someone has entered already!!!!
09/14/2005 01:05:23 AM · #6
Portriat using rule of thirds.... :)

09/14/2005 01:06:30 AM · #7

09/14/2005 01:10:00 AM · #8
Originally posted by CalamitysMaster00:

...without this "Rule", many photos are regarded as ameature. I think it is interesting.


Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography - that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs. As a matter of fact nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it, and not merely for financial reasons. As the name implies, an amateur is one who works for love; and viewed in this light the incorrectness of the popular classification is readily apparent. -Alfred Stieglitz, in 1899

Not to mention that this Rule is no rule whatsoever.

Message edited by author 2005-09-14 01:10:23.
09/14/2005 01:10:58 AM · #9

09/14/2005 01:11:58 AM · #10
Good call, but a grade is a grade and I can tell you first hand of all my classes, this "rule" is law.... arg, I know it renders creativity but conformity owns us. THus, I love sites like this where we can be creative and do what we want. But haunting... do you notice that cliches often (note the word often, not always) get high scores? Meh.... too late to do one of THESE threads. ;)
09/14/2005 01:17:41 AM · #11
Wow.

That article made sense of it all.

Thanks a lot.

And thanks for the examples. They help and inspire. =)
09/14/2005 01:19:34 AM · #12
Originally posted by CalamitysMaster00:

Good call, but a grade is a grade and I can tell you first hand of all my classes, this "rule" is law.... arg, I know it renders creativity but conformity owns us.


Where do you go to school? God, I would hate to be in a class like that. Ok to force the issue from time to time to get the student to exercise this tool, but to set it as some (unbeknowst to the real world of art) standard to which art is measured?
09/14/2005 01:38:18 AM · #13
well, I went to Park University in Parkville, Mo. and now I go to the local community college. I am also apart of the KC photo club and KC Zoo photo club. My HS as well pushed the "rule of thirds" as a good guideline to always follow and after some time... I learned its a railing
09/14/2005 01:41:22 AM · #14

all three major elements here (surfer, sun, and pier) are at the thirds' intersections

Message edited by author 2005-09-14 01:43:43.
09/14/2005 01:49:38 AM · #15
The challenge description mentions subject(s) and intersections (of which there are 4) but the rule of thrids isn't solely dependent on intersections. Foe example, a simple seascape with the horizon located 1/3 of the way down from the top and the shorebreak one third of the way up from the bottom (like the surfer/sun shot here) would be following the rule of thirds even if it had noidentifiable subject to place at an intersection.

Make it a susnet seascape, and you'd have to have the sun at an intersection for sure, again like that shot. But you don't hAVE to have a "subject" to follow the rule of thirds.

R.
09/14/2005 02:09:52 AM · #16
Originally posted by CalamitysMaster00:

...pushed the "rule of thirds" as a good guideline...


I think thats the best way to describe it
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