Fibonacci number (?) or sequence (?) in photography. Please explain simply.

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Re: Fibonacci number (?) or sequence (?) in photography. Please explain simply.
In reply to eques, Jun 9, 2012

eques wrote:

Detail Man wrote:

luisflorit wrote:

... Just because you generally don't have to place your subject dead centered for composition does not mean that it has some relationship with the golden ratio 2/(1+sqrt(5)) ~ 0.61803398874989484820... Actually, not even with 2/3 ~ 0.66666... (rule of thirds).

Where to place your subject depends on each picture, and 0.61 or 0.62 would not make any visual difference no mater which subject and picture.

Sometimes I follow the "Rule of Halfs" religiously ... but the most versatile approach is the conservative approach of "Rule of Leave Some Slop" (when capturing), followed by the "Rule of Carefully Crop" (in processing) - as (at least my own) eyes are very sensitive to placement of subject matter, but I never know quite what will please them most until I crop in post-processing.

How right you are! But check and you will find out, that your horizons often are at just 61,8% height of your cropped picture!

Actually, they are at 61.8034%. Approximately.

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