Viewing – The Golden Section / Rule of Thirds.

I always try to keep the rule-of-thirds in mind when ever I am photographing and I believe these examples from my first assignment can demonstrate this.


In this composition I put the main subject fairly central to the picture then zoomed out to a more golden-section style composition.

This I think makes for a more dynamic sequence.

In Cinema

All these screen-shots have been taken from ‘The Conversation’ starring Gene Hackman.  and the wed address’ for these images pasted to this blog from

Examples from cinema following the rule-of-thirds.

‘The Conversation’ Gene Hackman stands on the one third vertical-line.

Examples of balanced composition between shots.

Examples of the rule-of-thirds being broken.

Tension created by upsetting the balance.

Other distinct meanings suggested through visual-balance.



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