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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
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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.
    All constructive criticism accepted with gratitude.


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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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