Originally Posted by Syrillian
What is the "Rule of Thirds?"
GoneTomorrow made this comment, but I clearly don't know what it means.
Also, thanks for the spelling correction on "Sepia".
Here are two more shots I took yesterday
The rule of thirds is a compositional rule, which suggests that most images look better when major elements of their content are on thirds in the full shot. Just imagine a 3x3 grid on top of every image.
For example, if you took a picture of a tree standing alone in a field, you wouldn't want it in the centre of your shot, you'd want it off to the left a bit (or possibly right) and you'd want the horizon on the bottom (possibly top) third. Like this:
The second image uses the rule of thirds in it's composition and also makes use of my uber-leet MS Paint skillz, lol.
I think this is right. I think you can play around with it a bit anyway. It's more of a guideline, than a rule I think, although I'm fairly new to photography