I’m an amateur photographer. I posses only one Canon 5D classic DSLR and 2 pieces of lenses: Tamron AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. Only 2 lenses, not because those are the recommeded ones but because economically that two are the cheapest but have high quality.
I’m still learning photography but now I wanna share you one useful rule of photography that can be used even you’re not using a digital SLR camera. It’s very applicable even you’re using a mobilephone camera. The rule is called “THE RULE OF THIRDS”
Often the mistake done by many learners is they take photos with heads or chins cut off, giving empty space in the photo, which looks awkward.Many amateurs’ tendency is to place the object in the middle of the frame. These photos may not appear interesting and some may even feel that these pictures are boring and usual. At this point, rule of thirds helps you to overcome this and you can have pleasing images.
The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. As follows.
Here’s a photograph I’ve taken using this rule.
As you’re taking an image you would have done this in your mind through your viewfinder or in the LCD display that you use to frame your shot.
With this grid in mind the ‘rule of thirds’ now identifies four important parts of the image that you should consider placing points of interest in as you frame your image.
Probably that’s enough for today. However, you must keep in mind that this rule is not the only rule exist in the world of photography. There are more advanced rules, such as symmetry patterns, balancing elements, diagonal lines etc which most of them break this rule of thirds. This rule is just a one way to make your photographs not boring.