Learning Series

Video about the Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds

I’m on a roll here with learning based videos. I’m hoping to make a lot more, but of course it takes time to record, and especially edit, the videos.

This video is about compositional guidelines like the Golden Ratio and Rule of Thirds (3rds).

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They can help you with your framing and overall composition of you photographs. The rule of 3rds is at its most basic your frame divided into 9 (approximately) equal boxes with two vertical lines and two horizontal lines.

The intersection of those lines is where your subject should be placed. For the Golden Ratio, forgoing the complex math, we result in a ratio of 1:1.618. You place your subject on the single vertical line that splits up the frame into that ratio.

Consider positioning of subjects in the frame…