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# Rule of Thirds - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Creating Effective Images. Rule of Thirds. 4 key composition techniques. Rule of Thirds Fill the frame Use an original point of view Think “simple”. 1. Rule of Thirds. Imagine two lines dividing the photo into equal sections, like a tic- tac -toe board

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Creating Effective Images

### Rule of Thirds

4 key composition techniques
• Rule of Thirds
• Fill the frame
• Use an original point of view
• Think “simple”
1. Rule of Thirds
• Imagine two lines dividing the photo into equal sections, like a tic-tac-toe board
• Position the subject on one of these lines
• Creates tension (energy) and interest
2. Fill the Frame
• Remember, the environment can add to your picture or it can detract
3. Point of view
• Different from what everyone else has
• If you’re the photographer … lie down on the ground, stand on a table… get in close. Change your perspective!
4. Keep it simple
• Focus on one subject (focal point)
• Have a simple background
• Place the subject slightly off-center
• Have a distinct foreground, middle ground and background
• Be sure that the things in the photo are only those that you want the viewer to see
Point of view
• Don’t use the same picture everyone else has
• If you’re the photographer – change angle: lie down, stand on a table
Visual Concepts: Size, Rez
• Mac/Windows monitor differences
• Rez/Gamma
• Resolution – pixel density (72 dpi v 300 dpi)
• Lossy
• GIF (256 colors)
• JPG (up to millions)
• Lossless
• TIFF, PNG
Credits
• Kathy E Gill
• @kegill
• CCL – share and share alike, non-commercial