Week 16 - Use the golden mean to divide the frame

When you think about it, there are two simple questions every photographer should answer before taking a picture: where will you put the frame and where will you put the subject in that frame.

A composition principle based on an ancient mathematical formula can help you make those decisions. Watch the video to learn more.


The Challenge

Take a photo that prominently uses the golden mean or rule of thirds. Make sure your subject or most interesting part of your subject is placed where the lines intersect.


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Once you have a great photo, post it in the comments here or tag it #composition21 when you post it on Twitter or Flickr. Note: Just post the link to your photo, and the system will generate your preview icon.


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