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Photography assignment: rule of thirds
Hey guys! To coincide with the weekly photography post on the main page, we'll be participating in weekly photography assignments here in the forums.
Today's post was on the rule of thirds:
You’ve got yourself an iPhone equipped with arguably the best camera this side of a high-end point-and-shoot. It’s so good there’s a whole movement that’s sprung up around it called “iPhoneography”, or photography with the iPhone. It proves the old saying, “the best camera is the one you have with you”, and in this case, that camera is also pretty darn good. But it takes more than just a great camera or lens to produce great photography. That’s where iMore’s new iPhoneography segment comes in. We’re going to go over all the basics and work together to transform simple snapshots into photographic art.
And if you’re already a seasoned photographer or iPhoneographer, we welcome you to join us. Sit in on the articles and in our new Photography Forum, lend us your eye, and share with us your experiences.
Now on with our first project! One of the most important, yet most difficult, elements in creating beautiful photographs is composition – where your subject is placed and how it’s related to its surroundings. A great starting point for developing this skill is to understand the rule-of-thirds.
Now that you've read all about the rule of thirds, it's time to put that knowledge into practice! So get shooting! Your challenge this week is to turn on your iPhone camera's grid and use the rule of thirds with every photo you take. Then come back here and share your best shots!