Rule of Thirds
Learn about the "rule of thirds" and crop a centered picture to show that you understand it.
A really simple rule of composition called the rule of thirds
can make your pictures more interesting. If you're taking a
picture, you can use this rule to frame your shot; if you're cropping a
picture, you can use this rule when cropping.
Read about the "rule of thirds" here
. Got the idea? Good.
Now show me that you understand this by cropping two pictures to make them conform to the rule:
• Crop this one
first (from www.math.toronto.edu/jjchew/images/wallpaper)
and save it under a different name.
• Next, use Google Images to find a picture of a prairie dog
that's in the center of the picture and has a lot of room around it (I
searched for "prairie dog"--did you spell it right?). Crop the
picture to conform to the rule of thirds. Also, choose your crop
so that the prairie dog appears to "look" in the direction of the
center of the frame--this will look better. Save the cropped picture
under a different name so that you can show me both the original and
your cropped version at the same time.