Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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I don't think so. The reason is that rule of thirds relates to the positioning of your subject, but the subject itself has to be isolated by some means - contrast, color, focus blur, motion blur - anything to make the subject, well... a subject. In your picture I'd say the subject is the overexposed center as well as the two objects along with that. It ...


As long as the subject is supposed to be the little phone-booth-monument-firepit-grill-whatever-thing in the lower right, then yes, it's a good example of the rule of thirds. Unfortunately, it's also not a great picture. The rule of thirds is just one compositional technique, and it works only to the extent that it supports the technical and artistic aims ...


Another thing to keep in mind is when you are a long distance from the subject and use zoom, it produces visual compression where all of the elements are packed together in the shot with little perspective of their separation. That can be a little overwhelming, visually. In some cases, that may be the effect you want.


Take a lot of shots with a great variety of compositions (emphasis the person in some, the landscape in others, and so on) and gradually discover your own voice.


Composition is subjective, so there is no right or wrong answer. There are however things that people might like or dislike on average. There is no way to answer whether this is a "good" picture without knowing what it was intended to be. Is this supposed to be a artsy picture of a bud with some ants on it for interest, something you will hand in as ...


I personally don't think it is a problem so much with the space to the right (though I don't think it adds anything to the image). I think it is that there is a lack of a strong subject. It's hard to relate to what is going on with the subject (presumably the bud) which has ants on it in such a way that you don't know where to focus. It's actually ...

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