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The "Rule of Thirds" ~ Really?

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The "Rule of Thirds" ~ Really?

The "Rule of Thirds" is a popular rule-of-thumb in image composition. It encourages you to place your image's Center-of-Interest at or very near one of the points where lines cross when you divide your image frame into three parts, both horizontally and vertically. For example: This "Rule" is so pervasive that camera manufacturers often include such lines in the camera's viewfinder. Like many other Cliche's this "Rule" does have a factual basis. Many pleasing images do indeed adhere to this "Rule", whether by design or by accident. However, you should use Rules-of-Thumb to inform your creativity, not to control it....

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