Breaking the rule of thirds?

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dan Marchant Senior Member • Posts: 2,697
Re: Breaking the rule of thirds?

cnw180 wrote:

Many books you read and advice given by other photographers tells you that you must use the rule of thirds when composing a photo.

I have never seen a single book or article that says you must use the rule of thirds. However most do suggest it as one of many useful compositional rules/tools. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. You created an image without using that rule but it doesn't make the rule of thirds any less useful.

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