Thursday, June 18, 2009

Alicia's Photo Challenge #3: Rule of Thirds

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Welcome to another photo challenge! To read about Alicia's Photo Challenge go HERE.

It's been a looong day today, and I'm really exhausted right now... you know when you're mind is a little... err... tired?! That's me right now. The reason I'm mentioning this is because this weeks challenge is a really simple, and I'm trying to get into it and teach you all I know... but I can't think very deeply right now! haha... so don't mind my generic captions on the pictures and what not! (I'm sure ya'll wont mind anyhow, you're all so great like that, but I know what I expect from myself... and well, I am my own worst critic.) Now that I got that off my chest... moving on...

offcenter4Have you heard of "the rule of  thirds"? Well, "traditionally" when taking portraits, you would imagine your photo being split into thirds, horizontally and vertically... the eyes of your subject would be 2/3 ways up the photo... and centered. While there really isn't anything particularly wrong with this... and as darling as your subject is... it can get boring. Let's try something different...

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Feel free to throw your subject far to the left or right, or halves... you'll only figure out what you like if you try it. Remember that with photography, there is no right or wrong. It is how you see offcenter3something. The beauty of photography is the diversity!

So this week's challenge is simple.  Play around with centering and off-centering your subject.  See what you like best! But try it all! Don't forget to watch for distracting shadows on the face (particularly the eyes). Then come back next Thursday and link up to share your favorite(s)!

Don't forget to take a button and put it on your post (Thanks!). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I will do my best to answer them!

Now, go have fun!

6 comments:

Emmy said...

Yeah! Excited once again :) I have one picture that comes immediately to mind that I want to publish..
though are you doing one about photoshop and editing photos?? as I might want to save it for that lesson.

The Smiths said...

cool!! sounds like fun! I am going to try that this week. Thanks for the tips.

Sarah said...

Oh how fun is this!!! I love putting my subjects off center - just adds something I think. Whoo hoo!! Sarah

Becky said...

Sounds fun! I will see what I can come up with!

Marianna said...

wow, I found your sight through Mormon moms who blog and I'm impressed! Your photography is awesome! Are you from Hawaii??

SNM said...

Too late to link up. so heres the link http://da-mckeons.blogspot.com/2009/06/photography-breaking-rules.html