3 Useful Photography Rules

This Reverse Engineer Project is to show three useful photography rules. Which includes Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, and Depth of Field. 

Rule of Thirds

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Photo by Wynona Benson

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The couple in this photograph is being placed right on the line, making the most important subject on the line, which is following the Rule of Third. 

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Photo by Wynona Benson

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The couple in this photograph is also being placed right on the line on the left, making the most important element on the line, which is following the Rule of Third. 

Leading Lines

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Photo by Wynona Benson

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In this photograph, the line on the beach is leading us to walk across the beach, where our eyes rest at the end. 

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Photo by Wynona Benson

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In this photo, the road is a line that is leading us into the forrest. 

Depth of Field

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Photo by Wynona Benson

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In this photograph, we focus on the candles and leaves, and leave the other candles and table

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Photo by Wynona Benson

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In this photograph, we focus on the stoney mountain, and leave the grassy and skyline city view behind, which create such depth of field to focus on the unique stones on Stone Mountain, Georgia. 

Summary

There are so many different rules to help us create beautiful images. When an image follow one or more of these rules, it helps us to focus on what the creator wants us to focus, and to understand what the creator is trying to tell us. Even with the exact same setting, but different rule can express different meaning. It's true that a picture says a thousand words.