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#OurProject52 – 11/52 Rule of Thirds

Before I remotely became interested in photography I thought a pretty picture was just as easy as framing and snapping. Not so.

From the most basic shot at Six Flags to your quasi photo shoot in the backyard just a few seconds to think and frame your shot makes a world of difference. I mention in my post here that the little grid in your camera is basically to help you grasp an understanding of where to put your subject to follow the “Rule of Thirds.” To be honest I think I really over do it with the image to the left or right but I love images that draw your eye to the right or left so that is my liking. I encourage you to find your style by experimenting or looking at other photos to get an idea of what you like when it comes to this concept and becoming very good at it.Here are a few photos I’ve taken that employ the Rule of Thirds.

 

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Tip: While it is possible that there is more than one subject in your shot, there is no need to get all of them at the grid intersecting points but try to get at least one for an interesting shot.

Be sure to stop by and see LaShawn. She’s been so kind as to post a photo of the grid I speak of if you’ve never seen it appear in your own camera. Thank you all for linking up and stopping by!

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8 Comments

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    Sonya
    March 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

    This was my first time trying to use the rule of thirds, but I’m looking forward to practicing it some more.
    Sonya recently posted..Toaster Oven Baking #ourproject52

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    Mimi - MimiCuteLips
    March 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    You and LaShawn are schooling me in this here photography game. I’m new to the rule of thirds but I am here for it and will use it more. #ourproject52
    Mimi – MimiCuteLips recently posted..Rule of Thirds #OurProject52

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      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Sharing is caring. This is a major rule that is so simple but has a major impact.

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    Tonya
    March 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    All very beautiful. …especially the first one.
    Tonya recently posted..Color Your Day! 01

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      Mimi
      March 20, 2015 at 7:59 am

      THank you Tonya!

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    Baby Teems
    March 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Those kids are so cute together. I was never like that with my brother after he turned 2… then he wasn’t cute anymore. LOL
    Baby Teems recently posted..#OurProject52 | Week 11 | “Rule of Thirds”

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    Charlotte
    March 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    So can I confess?!
    I had no idea what this whole rule of thirds was… I googled it and still didn’t get it (preggo brain) LOL
    So glad you posted yours. Your pictures and Lashawn’s are wonderful!
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    Eliss
    March 20, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I love your photos! I need to get back into my hobby of photography.

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