• Saturday , 30 May 2020

Screw Rule of Thirds – Practical Photography Composition Tips For Beginners

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Composition is an important consideration that can make or break the shot. The most commonly recommended technique is Rule of Thirds, the default guide for beginners. While Rule of Thirds works for many images, composition is not as simple as drawing invisible lines over the frame and place the subjects along these lines. In this video I am sharing more practical approach in getting better composition for your photography. Some tips I have shared include using lower angle for more dramatic perspective, using creative framing incorporating art basics like lines, patterns, geometry, colors and repetition as well as paying more attention to the background.

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34 Comments

  1. Robin Wong
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Want more strong advice on how to improve your photography? Check out Matti Sulanto's awesome video here: https://youtu.be/bhqQa-DnhvM

  2. prodigyxl
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Concerning composition, it is not just about not caring about rule of third, but one thing really important I like to follow it how human eye see light. You have to adjust your camera before a shot to mimic human eye, so forget about HDR photography, it is over used nowadays and don’t do justice to beautiful stories you can encounter.

  3. Doug Walkey
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    I’m sure there is something wrong with your video on composition, Robin. I’ve watched about 30 others over the past year, and yours is the first I’ve understood. Your approach is much more in step with my personal experience.

  4. Joh Mig
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Thanks for the video. I enjoyed it and learned some things.

  5. Judith Winkler
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Thanks for the inspiration, Robin. I took the low angle to heart and have been doing worm's eye view photos of flowers. The 12-100 lens is great for that because it focuses so close. I wish that lens had focus stacking. Could a firmware update add that?

  6. wolfcoding
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great video! Thanks for the tips and reminders. Very helpful as usual.

  7. Jim Wallar
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Good advice!

  8. Laurence Roach
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Thanks for making me think and also to remember

  9. Kim Ginnerup
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Learn the rules but no be a slave to the rules. When you learn the rules you will be more aware of the fact that composition actually exists.

  10. Jerry Morgan
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Good pointers Robin and an excellent refresher for those of us who have been at it a while

  11. Jerry Morgan
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Good pointers Robin and an excellent refresher for those of us who have been at it a while

  12. Kyle Gifford
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Thanks Robin!!!

  13. Nature with Music
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Good points Robin. Not so easy to implement with my wildlife and nature photography and video ha ha!! Because I put my photos into a video clip production (apart from the ones I post on social media) I usual try to shoot the main subject either to the left and right and /or upper and lower position of the frame. This is because I can then both zoom in or out and across in video editing making the photo move and draw the eye of the person watching directly onto the main subject. The video clip of still photos then becomes much more interesting.

  14. Luis Rivas
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Robin, your advices are intelligent and the result of years of dedicated passion. I enjoy so much your videos and find them very useful. Your tips on composition and Olympus cameras are my favs. All my best wishes from Barcelona, Spain.

  15. Guy Jordan
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Love your presentations like this Robin. Your calm, focus on objective, and patience to tell your story are all appreciated.

  16. Mike Freider
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Such a beautiful and interesting street shots! Excellent illustrations to points which you brought up in video. Thank you Robin!

  17. observerstation
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great advice and your street photography shots are very inspiring. Thank you

  18. John Moorfield
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great tips, especially no. 6! Superb advice, Robin! 😄

  19. LennyV
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    You made me want to go out an try something new. Perhaps in another video you could talk about how you use custom setting and function buttons on olympus cameras

  20. azuladnan
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Love your photos, bro!

  21. Sam Thompson
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Another very informative post, Robin, with a great sample of your photographs to illustrate your points.

  22. Robert Tangen
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    While agree with all that you said here I do believe a basic understanding of the so-called rules is important. You do have to understand the rules if you are going to break or modify them. Also they shouldn’t be called rules at all but rather guidelines. Just my two cents worth

  23. javimm77
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    You are such an awesome photographer. Wow. Fantastic set of images!.

  24. Honda Choong
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Photograph composition is the part i want spend my time on:) Thanks Robin, that was another great sharing

  25. Luther Blisset
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Awesome!!!! Thanks

  26. David M.
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Robin, Following your recent advice to subscribers about their YouTube viewing habits, are your views down?

  27. Michael Gerrard
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great advice Robin! Composing the photo is such an important element in photography. I like the rule of thirds but sometimes the picture looks more 'right' when I break it. I love using the flip screen to get different angles, I am one of the few who doesn't care for the viewfinder much. Thanks again, excellent video.

  28. Arthur R McPhee
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great tips and beautiful photographs used for examples

  29. majesticwork
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great tips, many thanks, some really interesting creative photos…

  30. Cheiko Sairin
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Great tips, Robin. I really learn a lot from this video. Thank you.

  31. Rae Lily
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Love your photos.

  32. Pierluigi Carcano
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Hi Robin from Italy, great tips! You are my favorite youtuber.

  33. Tanu Ccio
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    Cats make photos look better!😺😺😺😺😺😺😺

  34. Andre Hoffbauer
    May 21, 2020 at 19:10

    You simply point it out in these six cases. Great. Thank you!

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