Have Some Fun!

The rule of thirds is a very effective photographic technique that typically makes the composition of your photos more artistically pleasing.

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Supposedly, the human eye naturally gravitates to the intersection points when an image is split into thirds.  In the photo below, the sky takes up two-thirds of the space horizontally and the bridge covers two-thirds of the space vertically. 

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Here the tower occupies the left third, with the birds in the center grid.

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But as Katherine Hepburn said, “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun”… so go ahead and have some fun by placing the subject right smack in the middle if you want to!

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For Lens-Artists Challenge #197 – The Rule of Thirds

The first, second and fourth photos were taken in Budapest, Hungry; the third, in Nuremberg, Germany.


  1. What a wonderful collection of beautiful travel photos 🙂 For every photography ‘rule’ we’re to follow as photographers, there are countless amazing photographs proving that rules are meant to be broken. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  2. I often shoot the same shot with and without rule-of-thirds just to decide later which I prefer. Sometimes I even turn my phone upside down just to see if it makes any difference☺️

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