‘One should use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.’- Beautifully quoted by Dorothea Lange about photography
We are living in 2019, wherein everyone wants to click every single moment of happiness. Perhaps some people love clicking the pictures of food and some might find their interest in clicking animals. Discovery is intrinsic to exploration while we go out on the journey of photography.
Photography is another form of art!
In the most aesthetic sense, photography is an art of capturing the unnoticed things, memories and something unique that want to save for others to see. Your observation skills can actually be your helping hand when it comes to clicking and capturing all the colors and creatures. There is a sense of creativity in every one of us regarding photography but some of us are inquisitively inclined towards this.
Throughout the history of photography, we have seen various discoveries and inventions. There have been a few stated facts that guide you through the actual technique of clicking a photograph. The aim is getting the perfect shot so there are a number of things that goes into a perfect shot like the depth of focus, shutter speed, image sensitivity, aperture, etc. But there is one thing that has been discovered recently and it is ‘THE RULE OF THIRDS’. If you want to know more about photography, you may check our Diploma Courses in Photography as well! So what is the rule of thirds?
What do you mean by the ‘RULE OF THIRDS’
The rule of thirds famously known as the ‘rule of thumb’ is one of the basic topics that taught in photography. As composition is the most important factor that needs to be taken care of while clicking a photograph, this rule comes into use every single time!
The technique behind the ‘RULE OF THIRDS’
In this, we virtually take the image to be having a grid that breaks it into 9 parts (just as shown above). This applies to all the three situations, whether the photo is clicked in vertical, horizontal or in landscape composition.
Then you need to decide your subject which will be having the greater amount of focus in the picture. Let’s understand with the help of a picture.
What is our motive while using this?
Remember! Our aim is to generate a flow of interest or maybe vision like in this picture we see that flow is generated from the boat towards the background.
Generally a person viewing this image would first look at the boat and then the background and apparently that’s our aim while applying the rule of thirds.
So it depends on what particular thing you may want your focus to be on. Depending on that you shall give it more weight in the picture and by weight we don’t mean number of blocks but to strike an overall proportional balance. Like if in a picture you find the background very beautiful as compared to a tree in the foreground, you might just give more weight or space of the picture to the background.
But remember! We are not excluding the other components of the picture; we are just giving it lesser amount of attention while clicking the photograph.
But what if there is a picture wherein we see that the background and the subject are both equally captivating? Topics like this are practically taught in the Certificate Courses in Photography as well though but you can get to learn the little bit about all this through this article! So, let’s come back to the exception. Like in this picture, we can see the subject and the background are both looking equally good. So what do we do?
This is one of those situations where can break the rule of thirds and probably give equal focus to both of them. You can learn many more things like this in the Photography Classes in Delhi! The whole experience of photography is just so visually enlightening that it can actually improve your observation skills and patience level.
This doesn’t end here. There is a lot more to photography, art and fashion! You may learn through our courses. RKAAD provides you with many such short lessons that give a much needed boost to your aesthetic skills and innovative thinking. We at RKAAD help you to stand out in the arena of art and design. You may check our 1-Year Diploma Course in Fashion Designing also.