FZ200 - Florida's trip - Rule of thirds

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FZ200 - Florida's trip - Rule of thirds

I have found that this applies to both my Macro and Landscape photography and I may be opening a can of worms here... thus the separate thread...

This is the first trip where I am not a strictly point and shoot camera. I used automatic mode exclusively with my Canon SX1 IS.

I concentrated my efforts on composition and had a lot of positive feedback from friends and family which encouraged me to get more serious.

Of course, I now know about rule of thirds and was reminded that I wasn't using it during some of my practice shoots leading up to this trip.

Therefore, I have been well aware of it on this trip. I have also found repeatedly that it is difficult or impossible to include multiple points of interest in one photo and follow the rule.

I can see the value of the rule but I think that when you are trying to include certain things in your frame and exclude certain things that should take precedence over the rule of thirds.

I anxiously await your thoughts on how frequently, and under what circumstances it is OK to ignore the rule of thirds??

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