LEARN COMPOSITION RULES FOR YOUR SMART PHONE?

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

You can be a pretty good photographer with your cell phone, simply by knowing and applying the rules of composition as you take your pictures. There are just certain guidelines in composition that, if followed, will help you make your photos look better.

RULE #1 – LEARN THE RULE OF THIRDS:

The rule of thirds is a simple one, and sometimes it’s hard to think of putting your subjects in the third quadrants, like this:

The rule of thirds means that you put your subject, or horizon on the lines that cross together, or put them on the line instead of putting your subject in the center.

Take a look again at the photo at the top. Notice the horizon is in the lower third of your photo. Perfect. And then the sun rays are in the upper right crossing, that is also perfect. That will make your photo look more professional.

Here’s another great example of how the Rule of thirds, with the grid, works. It just is a more pleasing pattern to the eye.

What has been proven is that our eyes tend to NOT like things that are centered in a photo. Your eyes like the rule of thirds, and that is why shooting photos this way, makes it seem so perfect. There will be times when you can break this rule, but, try to do this with as many photos as you can.

Notice how the rule of thirds works so well with portraits or people photos.
In this photo, as well as the portrait, the easy thing to remember with people and animals, is to give them something to look into.

Do you see how nice all these photos are, just by simply applying the “rule of thirds”. Go out and try it, and if you would like to share your photos, you can email them to me at: photos@smartphonesmartphotographer.com . I can critique them, give you pointers, whatever you would like to do to help you get better.

IN TWO DAYS, OR JANUARY 1ST, I WILL GO OVER ANOTHER RULE: THE RULE OF “LEADING LINES”.

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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