Golden Mean and the Rule of Thirds

This shot of Vancouver is a great example of the Rule of Thirds in photography. The horizon dividing the skyline and the condo in the foreground is approximately on the top one third of the photo.

Understanding how to use the Golden Mean and the Rule of Thirds is essential to composing great photographs. This tutorial will introduce you to these two foundational concepts.

You will learn:

The Golden Ratio is about 1:1.6.
The Rule of Thirds is a simple way to achieve balance and harmony in your photos.
Place the horizon at the 2/3 or 1/3 line in your photo.
Place focal points at the intersection of the vertical and horizontal grid line.


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