By Peeter Poldre, Photographer – Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

Composing with Thirds – The Intersects

he “RULE OF THIRDS” divides an image into thirds with horizontal and vertical lines. Where the lines intersect, the pink squares (1), are visually powerful locations for an important element of the photograph. In photo 2, the light of the lighthouse and the burst of fireworks each occupy one of the intersects. In photo 3, the son’s and father’s faces are at the points along the right vertical third. For single subjects, whether it is a blue jay (4) or a model (5), the eye is the most compelling feature to locate on the intersect.