A&P rule of thirds

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    I hate it. I hate that it's called the *rule* of thirds because some fucks think your pictures HAVE to be composed by that rule or they suck. I swear, some people have grids lazered on their eyeballs so that when they see a picture that's not composed via the RULE, they can say "OMG this picture is teh suck because of the composition," even if it's an outstanding picture :ugh::ugh::ugh:

    cliffs: the rule shouldn't be called a rule. it's just a guideline
     
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    I'm a newb, but I have a neighbor who is a pro (as in he makes a living with his pictures). I told him I was working on my photography more and learning as much as I can. I mentioned learning to use the rule of thirds ... he laughed and said as soon as I learn it, then I need to learn when to break it.
     
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    exactly. i'm glad he told you that.
     
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    And then there's people with Magnum P.I. avatars.
     
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    Mamoru.
     
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    magnum would fuck up your bender bot any day
     
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    only tools actually call others out on shit like that, but its still better than snipering all your shots.
     
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    :hsugh:


    you have gridlines lasered on your eyeballs, don't you? :squint:
     
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    nope, but a laser grid on my Ec-D focusing screen helps :mamoru:

    I'd pelf like crazy if it wasn't for that :o
     
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    it's an easy way to improve boring composition and subjects because it instantly makes the photo different than what you would normally see IRL which is the subject of interest right in the center.

    i'm glad you brought it up though because one thing im going to do this year is spend a day or week taking photos of things directly in the center and working the background around the subject
     
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    i agree that it's a good guideline to go by and should be considered when composing photographs. it just pisses me off how people will look at a picture and dismiss it as mediocre at best because the subject is centered and not off to the side.

    that's a good plan to focus on working with the background, not just the subject
     
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    Sounds like someone got critiqued for a mediocre shot and is blaming the recommendations.
     
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    no this coming from years of photography experience and the jackasses who think because they took a photography class in community college that they're now expert photographers. like a photo class can teach you everything you need to know..... idiots "critiquing" photos in a gallery, saying, "that mountain looks cool, but it's right in the center of the picture. that's horrible composition! i can't believe they're asking $*** for that!"
     
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    Thing about the rules of photography is, its important to identify them and learn why they work..so you know when they can be broken
     
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    like all things in life, you have to learn the rules first before you can break them
     
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    I agree with this.
     

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