The Rule of Thirds

In both the world of "regular" art (sketching and painting) and photography there is a concept called the rule of thirds.  This basic rule helps to make your art interesting. 

You know, sometimes it gets a bit boring if all your work is centered perfectly.  This is a problem for me quite often because of my very logical mind.  I find it so weird to be logical and analytical and artistic at the same time.  But that my friend is a conversation for another day.  Anyway, the rule of thirds helps to break away from this regular analytical layout. 

There is a wonderful discussion about the rule of thirds here that would be worth your time.

Enjoy! Until next time. God bless you…


About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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1 Response to The Rule of Thirds

  1. fpc says:

    here is a photo I took of a different view of the thirds…….. 3 subjects one picture balanced, the horse, the rustic anchor and Andrew Wyeth’s often painted the Olson House

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