New To Photography:The Golden Ratio

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This page is a chapter in the book Composing a Picture.
The ancient Greeks discovered that work proportioned using the golden ratio to be aesthetically pleasing.
Since the Renaissance, many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio.

We can use the golden ratio to compose our images as well.

To help the process we have provided a tool (click here) so you can analyse your images.

refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

Here are a couple of examples from a POTW winner. (Golden Spiral and Golden Triangle)

Spiral.jpgTriangle.jpg
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