2009 Challenge, Day 295: RULE OF THIRDS

Today is Thursday, October 22, 2009. Today’s theme for the 2009 Challenge is RULE OF THIRDS.

Tree- in Black & White by Davescunningplan

"Tree- in Black & White" by Davescunningplan

Today we will focus on a technique, rather than a specific subject. One reliable way to compose an image is the Rule of Thirds. The Rule of Thirds is a compositional technique that helps position elements of a photograph in a balanced, pleasing way. Today, try to apply this rule and see what it does for your images.

If you would like to read some additional material, there is a good article on digital-photography-school.com, as well as Wikipedia.

Rule of Thirds? by G a r r y

"Rule of Thirds?" by G a r r y

Once you’re ready to submit your work to Flickr, you’ve got to do two important things. First, make sure you tag your photos correctly; “2009challenge″ and “2009challenge295“. Also, if you haven’t already, join the PhotoChallenge group on Flickr. Then, submit each day’s photo to the group’s pool.

yellow line on blue wall by ChromaticOrb

"yellow line on blue wall" by ChromaticOrb

To see all of the shots for today’s challenge, click here:


About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.