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erm...

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".

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erm...

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 .

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erm...

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".

Believe it or not, the Wiki explains it best. Basicallt it's when elements of a landscape shot divide a picture into thirds horizontally, vertically or both.

So Syrillian, when will you go SLR?
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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:

I think this is right anyway. 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 .

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Q...F..T! That's exactly it. The thing is, I always forget to apply it when I shoot.

Do you use a UV filter HA? It will take away some of that distant atmospheric haze in the first pic, but it might just be the light.

I like the dusk shot very much. Those are some of my favorites to shoot. I posted this one at the beginning of this thread, but here it is again:


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Believe it or not, the Wiki explains it best. Basicallt it's when elements of a landscape shot divide a picture into thirds horizontally, vertically or both.

So Syrillian, when will you go SLR?
...or you could ignore my attempt to explain it and go to the wiki Syrillian, lol .

It's likely got a much better explanation .

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Q...F..T! That's exactly it. The thing is, I always forget to apply it when I shoot.

Do you use a UV filter HA? It will take away some of that distant atmospheric haze in the first pic, but it might just be the light.

I like the dusk shot very much. Those are some of my favourites to shoot. I posted this one at the beginning of this thread, but here it is again
Yeah I remember that shot, it's very nice. I like the bands of light rays filtering through the hole in the clouds.

I didn't use any filters for the two shots I posted just above. The haze has been a bit of an issue, it doesn't seem to be very clear of late. I've had to dump 96% of some landscape shots I did today becuase it was just too hazy to see any details. I need some clear skies!

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Just took the dog out and its a horrible foggy day...Here are some snaps from my W580i

SOrry some of em are blurry but this cameraphone doesnt take good dark shots ;P..

Btw keep on shooting guys, got some great phtographers here!!!
Welcome! Yeah, not bad for a camera phone. Get yourself a better camera.
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Yah my dad has a Canon with him but hes abroad so i cant take full use of it atm...My bro also has a digital camera but even if you shake about a millimeter it will blur the whole pic..even when taking on a tripod its hard to get a nice pic..so i think my cameraphone is better than that


Heres some garden shots..lol couldnt get the camera to focus on the water droplets





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Do you use a UV filter HA? It will take away some of that distant atmospheric haze in the first pic, but it might just be the light.
Actually, it just occurred to me that I do use an MC Protector on my FZ50. I think it has UV protection, but I don't know if that's the same as a UV filter...

The MC Protector was the first accessory I bought, as I wanted to protect the front element of my camera from physical damage. Better to scratch a £25 MC Protector than the fixed front element on a £400 (how much I paid for it) camera .

I'd totally forgotten about it as I leave it on all the time .

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Actually, it just occurred to me that I do use an MC Protector on my FZ50. I think it has UV protection, but I don't know if that's the same as a UV filter...

The MC Protector was the first accessory I bought, as I wanted to protect the front element of my camera from physical damage. Better to scratch a £25 MC Protector than the fixed front element on a £400 (how much I paid for it) camera .

I'd totally forgotten about it as I leave it on all the time .

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Yes, a multi coated filter is the same thing. They have such a slight effect that they're often recommended to be left on at all times, so they double as a lens protector.
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Believe it or not, the Wiki explains it best. Basicallt it's when elements of a landscape shot divide a picture into thirds horizontally, vertically or both.

So Syrillian, when will you go SLR?


Ya know... I'm not your typical "Manly-man"... lol... I LOVE art. I dunno why, and I am not educated in Art at all:

"A Hun gaping at the Gates of Rome"

Some images calm me...

Imagery is of vital importance to me. When words fail me I resort to images in the hope that the same cerebral-sensation that I have will be shared with the person that I am attempting to commune with.

So.. "SLR"...

What would you guys recommend to a noob like me?
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