The AFMA myth.

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jrkliny
jrkliny Veteran Member • Posts: 4,112
Re: The AFMA myth.
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ThrillaMozilla wrote:

jrkliny wrote:

When it comes to composition most photographers seem to be stuck on the rule of thirds and even then have little idea of what it means or historically where it came from.

Good call. Some guy pulled it out of his backside. Somebody made holy writ out of it, and people have been repeating it for a couple hundred years.

Anyone who doesn't believe me can look it up (Google finds it easily) and do the same "research" that guy did. If you do that, you might reach a very different conclusion.

Absolutely.  The "rule" is over 200 years old and had nothing to do with the tic tac toe grid we now associate with it.  It was all about the proportions of light and dark areas in an image.

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