I have a blog! Wait what?
My new website has blogging functionality, Whoo hoo! I would like to use this to help all of you to be able to take better photographs. I can share some basic principles of photography with you, and immediately your photos will look better than ever! These tips and tricks are things that anyone can learn. Photography is not rocket science! It is however some physics, and basic mechanical knowledge. Hey, if I can learn it...
Rule of Thirds
Divide your image into thirds like the graphic below. Tic-Tac-Toe right! Now, place your main point of interest at one of the intersections (like the bench), instead of centering it. Stupid simple! This makes for a more visually pleasing image that if you were to center it. Your eyes naturally focus on the intersections better than the center!
However, some compositions just scream to be centered. Rules were made to be broken....
Image by Joe Dunn.