The Rule of Thirds. What is the Rule of Thirds? The Rule of Thirds is a general guideline for how to frame shots in photography, video, and film. It also

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  • The Rule of Thirds

  • What is the Rule of Thirds?The Rule of Thirds is a general guideline for how to frame shots in photography, video, and film. It also can be used in other 2-dimensional artwork. The main purpose of this rule is to create interesting and aesthetically pleasing images, avoiding the natural tendency to center everything.

  • In the Rule of Thirds, you divide the shot into three equal columns and three equal rows. That grid should be used as a way to align the objects in your shot. For example: If you are shooting a landscape, the boundary between land and sky (or water and sky) should land on one of the horizontal grid lines. When your shot has a large vertical object, it should be aligned with one of the vertical grid lines. In a close-up shot, a subject's eyes should be aligned with the upper horizontal grid line. Items of importance should fall on one of the 4 points of intersection.

  • Of course, sometimes rules are made to be broken. You must use your best judgment and creativity when framing your shots.

  • Demonstrating the Rule of Thirds