Weekly Photography Assignment: Rule of Thirds
Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our favourite to be featured on the Nature TTL website. Participating in these assignments will be a great way for you to force yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.
Our theme this week is Rule of Thirds. Try using the rule of thirds in your photography – whether that is landscapes, wildlife or something else in nature. This is the most basic compositional guideline, and one that can help balance a photo greatly. Here’s the definition:
“An image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject.”
For some guidance, have a read of the following tutorials about composition:
Here are some tutorials to help you:
- Rule of Thirds in Photography: Composition Tips
- The Importance of Composition
- Composition: Leading Lines and Vanishing Points
- How to Create a Frame within a Frame
To enter your photo to this assignment, add it in the comments below this post. By submitting your photo, you are giving us permission to feature your photo the following week if it is chosen as one of our favourites. Please keep images under 2MB in size otherwise you may have difficulty uploading them.
Here are some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:
- Photos must be your own work
- Please enter no more than 3 photos per week
- Please only enter photos taken within the week of the assignment
- Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!
You have until next Tuesday, 23rd February, to submit your photo.
Last week’s winner
Last week’s theme was Rain & Snow – and our favourite image this week is:
This week’s winner is by Diana Buzoianu. Thanks for entering this beautiful snow-doe!
Images embedded from 500px.com.
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