ABC Photo Challenge – K & L

It’s been crazy busy that I have to admit to not having been able to get out to take photos with the kids lately.  I hope you all have managed to get out however!

Here’s another photo tip from Kids in the Capital:

Photography tip

Rule of thirds

The rule of thirds is one of the basic things you learn in photography classes.  Once you learn it you’ll see it everywhere.  I especially notice on TV, like the Castle series.  Watch an episode and see if you notice the rule of thirds!

According to wikipedia the rule is “The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.”

So you try to make the focus of your photo land on one of the intersections in a grid like this one:

Try shifting your focus this week and see if you get any shots you like better that way. Or you can even try cropping your photo to see if it can adhere to the rule.

And see if you can notice whether the rule of thirds is followed in any of these pictures:

L for laughing


Photo by heffalump23 via Flickr Creative Commons license

K for Kananaskis and Kisses


Photo by heffalump23 via Flickr Creative Commons license

Keep those photos coming!! We will extend our giveaway to give time for more spring photos!


2 thoughts on “ABC Photo Challenge – K & L

  1. I was so excited to participate in this but I just feel so burnt out on taking winter photos. I am ready for spring!

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