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    Newbie question, Rule of thirds

    I am looking at the landscape tips and the pics with the 3rd rule and the water fall with the palms
    Could you explain that pic please , isn't the waterfall the centre focus point
    MY camera has grid I and grid 11
    Is this where I do the setting for the grid of thirds on the view finder please
    Regards Peter
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    Some newer models do allow you to choose a grid displaying the rule of thirds, but most photographers just use their eye to determine where to place their subject. The rule of thirds isw just a "tic-tac-toe" (naughts and crosses) grid. Each of the intersecting points is a power point and each of the lines is a third line.

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    Hay Peter,

    Try this link - http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...-of-thirds.htm

    You may get your answers there.
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    This may also be of interest ...... http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...e_Golden_Ratio
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    I too just use my eye for the rule of thirds.... it really is just about balance and harmony in your photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaibeau View Post
    I too just use my eye for the rule of thirds.... it really is just about balance and harmony in your photograph.
    Quite right. If it looks right, it's right.

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    Use the rule of thirds as a good guide , Sometimes rules are meant to be broken, I always eye it with the thirds rule in mind , Dont even think about it now , Here's a couple of examples where in the first you can break the rule , The second was using rule of thirds , Hope this helps you


    Breaking the rules


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    Rule of thirds

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    thanks i got some good reminders on how i should be doing things from those links.

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