Awhile back while having coffee with Jun Jun, we came across the topic of photography and he told me about the “rule of thirds”. I had never heard of this rule before, but apparently it’s one of the first things you learn in beginner photography courses. Basically, it’s a guideline that divides a photo into nine equal sections by two horizontal lines and two vertical lines, then important parts of a photograph should be placed on those lines. For example, when taking a photo of a person with a scenery in the background, the person should not be placed in the middle, but rather on one of the vertical lines. As for the background, depending on what it is, can be placed on a horizontal line. Neat, eh?
I noticed my uncle using the rule of thirds during the Hokkaido trip. He works in the commercial biz, so he knows how to capture angles and take nice shots. After learning this rule, I’m more conscious about the photographs I take now!