The rule of thirds
Stock Photography By Lars-Olof Nilsson
The rule of thirds says that an image can be intersected by two equally-distanced horizontal lines and two similar vertical lines dividing it into nine equal parts. Important elements in the image can be positioned along these lines or at the intersections between them, which has shown to be pleasing to the eye. A viewer usually first looks at one of these intersections. These images are examples of using the rule of thirds.
Photo Captions for The rule of thirds
Image #1. Small girl on a beach Small girl running on a beach in California, USA
Image #2. Small girl with a teddy bear Little girl with a cuddly toy
Image #3. Small boy playing with a boat Little boy playing with a boat on the beach
Image #4. Little boy and duck Small boy looking at a duck passing by on a river
Image #5. Tender young couple Affectionate young couple on a visit to an old castle in Italy
Image #6. Boy on a scooter Young boy on a scooter
Image #7. Small boy hiking with grandpa Feeling safe by the side of Grandpa, the little boy is looking forward to adventure round the bend.
Image #8. Young woman with long hair Teenage girl looking at the camera
Image #9. Playing boule Three men playing boule in Antibes, France
Image #10. Litrtle girl looking wistfully at birthday cake It's hard to have to wait for your sister to come and start cutting the cake
Image #11. Elderly woman and dog Elderly woman and dog looking out at rain. Poet Neza Maurer, Slovenian Woman of the Year 2008.
Image #12. Waiter serving wine to smiling couple Friendly atmosphere in a restaurant with a couple being served wine
Image #13. Silhouette of a man Silhouette of a man looking across a valley
Image #14. Two children playing near the Kozjak waterfall in Slovenia Two children playing in the pool below Kozjak, a 15 meter high waterfall in a cave near Kobarid in Slovenia. The water flows into the Soca (or Isonzo) river.
Image #15. Small boat in the Mediterranean Small boat in the Mediterranean
Image #16. Young woman on a couch seen from above Lonely young woman on a couch seen from above
Image #17. Teenage girl with a kitten Young red-haired girl with a kitten
Image #18. Elderly woman making sausages Elderly woman working with a food processor making sausages
Image #19. A pigeon in Trafalgar Square, London, UK With the National Gallery in the background, a pigeon is resting on a monument in Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Image #20. University lecture Visiting lecturer talking to students
Image #21. Relaxing by the sea Woman in a sun chair on the beach
Image #22. Small church on a hill The church of Saints Primoz and Felicijan near the village of Kropa in Slovenia
Image #23. Mountain trekkers in the Julian alps in Slovenia. Trekkers on their way down from the highest peak in Slovenia, Triglav in the Julian alps
Image #24. Mountain trekkers Two mountain hikers in the Julian Alps in Slovenia on their way to the highest peak, Triglav
Image #25. Trekkers in the Slovenian mountains Mountain climbers on their way to Triglav, highest peak in Slovenia
Image #26. Mountain hikers Two adults hiking in the Julian Alps in Slovenia on their way to the highest peak, Triglav
Image #27. Mountain hikers Woman taking a photo of her fellow hikers on their way to Velika Planina in the Slovenian mountains
Image #28. Couple and dog in a park A couple with their dog in a park in the autumn
Image #29. Autumn trekking in the Swedish highlands Trekker in the mountains in northern Sweden
Image #30. White reindeer The very rare white reindeer is said to bring luck.
Image #31. Hiker in the alps Small figure of a hiker in the mountains looking across a valley at a mountain range
Image #32. Family trekking in the alps Family hiking in the alps
Image #33. Couple on a beach Couple walking on a beach in California
Image #34. Boy in wheelchair Disabled young boy in wheelchair by the sea
Image #35. Car in Death Valley Car on small road in Death Valley, Nevada, USA
Image #36. Dog looking out through window Doberman dog in a living-room looking out into a garden
Image #37. Small girl in traffic danger Little girl playing in the street
Image #38. Man alone in an auditorium Man alone in an auditorium
Image #39. Young couple taking a selfie Young couple taking a selfie in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Image #40. Sailship passing by an island Sailship on course past an island
Image #41. Couple sitting on a beach A couple in Nice, France, looking out at the Mediterranean
Image #42. Pillory in Fredrikstad, Norway Pillory, an old method of public physical punishment by which the head and hands of a victim were locked in a hinged wooden structure.
Image #43. Jogger in Naples, Italy Man jogging along a street in Naples, Italy
Image #44. Tourists looking at casts of victims of the eruption of Vesuvius AD 79 exhibited in Pompeii Visitors at an exhibition of plaster casts of victims of the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius AD 79 in Pompeii, Italy
Image #45. Painter at work in a chapel In the Chapel of St Agnes in Fram near Maribor, Slovenia, a painter is concentrating on some small details in the restoration work. A round window creates a halo round the head of the saint, who is also called St Ines, St Iris or, in Slovenian, St Neza.
Image #46. Child with bicycle helmet Mother helping her daughter with bicycle helmet
Image #47. Young female student preparing for an exam Young woman studying for her exam
Image #48. Robotic lawn mower A robotic lawn mower with tracks showing its erratic movements
Image #49. Augusta Westland helicopter Slovenian police helicopter Augusta Westland, here in the alpine region
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