Tips: Rule of thirds

8:29 PM

Assalamualaikum :)

harini aku nak share tips yang most probably korang semua dah tau, tapi aku je yang baru tau tips ni arini. huhu. tapi takpe lah kan. mana tau kot-kot ada yang buta kamera macam aku ni ha.. so i thought of sharing this with you guys :)

So, what is the rule of thirds?

from wikipedia:

The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design.[1] 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.[2] Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.

sila click pada imej kalau gambar tu tak 'gif-ing'

The photograph above demonstrates the application of the rule of thirds. The horizon sits at the horizontal line dividing the lower third of the photo from the upper two-thirds. The tree sits at the intersection of two lines, sometimes called a power point or a crash point. Points of interest in the photo don't have to actually touch one of these lines to take advantage of the rule of thirds. For example, the brightest part of the sky near the horizon where the sun recently set does not fall directly on one of the lines, but does fall near the intersection of two of the lines, close enough to take advantage of the rule.


The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section. The main reason for observing the rule of thirds is to discourage placement of the subject at the center, or prevent a horizon from appearing to divide the picture in half.

When photographing or filming people, it is common to line the body up with a vertical line, and having the person's eyes in line with a horizontal one. If filming a moving subject, the same pattern is often followed, with the majority of the extra room being in front of the person (the way they are moving).

Cara mengambil gambar menggunakan teknik 'Rule of Thirds' (Composition).

picture without 'Rule of Thirds'

  • set the display of your camera to grid (tak sure la semua camera ada ke tak. tapi kamera Nikon (year 2008) cikai Ayah aku pun ada, heck, even my handphone yang tak canggih tu pun ada function ni, so i guess most of canggih camera lagi la ada, kot).

  • fokus kan imej yang nak diambil di garisan yang bertemu (The points where those lines cross). -> Avoid the center square!

  • see, it's much better this way.. betul tak?

  • Sekian tips hari ini :)

    source from : wikipedia and

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