The "Rule of Thirds" is trickier than it looks

Started Aug 14, 2010 | Discussions thread
radamczak Senior Member • Posts: 2,306
The "Rule of Thirds" - or Quarters?

I've just voted in the "Rule of Thirds" challenge, and now I begin to wonder if the implementation of this rule in practice really helps good composition. Many of the shots have no clear subject at a grid point or else seem to follow a 'Rule of Quarters' rather than of Thirds. In quite a few the composition appears to be badly off to my eye, but that's entirely subjective and what do I know? I'd much prefer to see some of the wildlife images a little off-centre or even dead-centred.

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