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Lesson 2 • Rule-of-Thirds

Lesson 2 • Rule-of-Thirds

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Lesson 2 • Rule-of-Thirds

  1. 1. Planning a Photograph In your sketchbook or blank piece of paper, sketch your ideas for how you would frame a photograph of the Toronto skyline. Think about… Where would you position certain focal points (i.e. CN Tower, Lake Ontario, etc.) Why?
  2. 2. Today, I will learn… Rule-of-thirds Learning Goals
  3. 3. Rule-of-Thirds A concept in which the frame is divided into into nine imaginary sections (Thirds vertically & horizontally) Points (or lines) of interest should occur at 1/3 or 2/3 of the way up or across the frame, rather than in the centre For example: Eyes should 1/3 of frame down Rule-of-Thirds example http://vimeo.com/1461280
  4. 4. Sky 1/3 Sky 1/3 Trees 1/3 Trees 1/3 Lawn 1/3 Lawn 1/3
  5. 5. Skyline 1/3 Skyline 1/3 Field & Subject 2/3s Field & Subject 2/3s
  6. 6. Try to avoid placing your subjects and lines, dead-centre of your image.
  7. 7. It’s not about the gear!
  8. 8. Weekly Photo Journals This week’s journal focus is framing using the rule-of-thirds Let’s go out and shoot some photos… Take photos of people, buildings, objects, street signs, etc. Close-up, far away; experiment with angles and heights

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