Subject Placement – Use Two Thirds

April 13th, 2010 by Mike Moats

In the last post I used the rule of thirds, and this time I’m going to use two of the thirds in the frame.

In the top image I placed the bee in the upper third of the frame, and also in the third of the frame on the left side.  This has a nice look, and it has the bee looking into the frame which is what you always want when shooting critters.

When I shot this image my first thought was to place the snail  in the typical position, centered in the bottom third of the frame.  Then decided it would be a little more interesting by using the bottom and left thirds and allow the shadow to be included in the image.

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