The Rule of Thirds is an old standard for art and photography aficionados for pretty much ever. You divide the frame into a grid of three across and three down, and then don’t put your subject in the middle square. It’s also best if you can put the focus of your image on one of the grid lines. Just like any really good rule, it’s also fun when you know when to break it. However, for this photo, I didn’t. Not only did I follow the basics of the thirds rule, I also used three lovely rose buds to demonstrate it. You’re welcome.
For anyone who needs it, here’s a grid for reference. If you want to do portrait orientation, just flip it.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) USING THE RULE OF THIRDS.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
- Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
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43 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes”
Great photo! And thank you for sharing the rule of thirds with a visual. Good to learn something new about how to take better pictures. 🙂
Thanks, and you’re welcome!
Beautiful roses and rule of Thirds is fascinating.
Lovely photo.. I did battle with this rule at the beginning..
Thanks, Lisa. I know what you mean. I used to always center things, but they really do look better not centered. 🙂
Very challenging to have the discipline to remember these very wise recommendations. My offering:
Beautiful roses you have on display. 😀 😀
Here is my entry. Enjoy!
Beautiful roses 👏 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/07/11/a-photo-a-week-challenge-threes-and-threes/
lovely image. I did struggle with this rule at the beginning ;-).
Pretty threesome! Not sure if mine fits the rule – https://myheart2heart.blog/2020/07/12/pretty-three/
Beautiful shot! Nice use of the Rule of Thirds, too. 🙂
So glad you liked it! Thank you 😃
Beautiful photo and excellent explanation of the rule!
Lovely Roses and a great explanation. Here’s mine …not sure if it is correct or not:( https://acacophonouslife.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/a-photo-a-week-challenge-threes-and-threes/
Beautiful capture for this lovely challenge!