Photographic Compositions, Continued
The PRINCIPLE OF THIRDS: The principle of thirds refers to the
intersection of vertical and horizontal lines that divide the picture area into
The point of each intersection is marked with an O. These
intersections are good locations for the center of interest.
Figure 1-24 shows the principle of thirds for subject placement.
principle of thirds.
DYNAMIC SYMMETRY: The principle of dynamic symmetry locates the
center of interest by drawing an imaginary diagonal line from one corner of
the picture plane to the opposing corner. Another diagonal line drawn from a
third corner perpendicular to and intersecting the first diagonal locates the
center of interest.
Figure 1-25 shows the principle of dynamic symmetry.
Figure 1-25.The principle of dynamic
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