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Dave Seeram is the Editor of PhotographyBB Magazine, photographer, Canucks fan, Lostie,  fanboy, Dad, blogger, entrepreneur, and part-time superhero. Dave is the owner of this blog, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the PhotographyBB Magazine and CLARITY: PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND THE CAMERA
4 Responses
  1. Good rule of thumb. I rely on this a lot to make my compositions more interesting but maybe a little too much at times too. However, its just like anything else. Once you get comfortable with the following rules, then you will get more comfortable breaking those rules and knowing when its best to follow or break out.

  2. Joseph mccullough

    Good explanation of the rule of thirds. However, similar to the tendency you described of putting pictures in the center, the rule of thirds can become a constraint and stiffle creativity.

    1. I absolutely agree. While the rule of thirds is meant as a “basic rule” which generally DOES improve composition, it is always a good thing to stray off the path every now and then. Some of my BEST photographs are ones where I have taken creative liberties and broken the conventional rules! Thanks for the comment.

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