October 16th, 2011 – The Rules

Photography has a few rules (guidelines) of composition and I’m often very good at forgetting them. I’m often so focused on the technical details of the image capture — aperture, focus, shutter speed — that I forget that what matters most is if I have captured the moment.

For this photo I slowed down — even held my breath — and “focused” on the subject material. I shot down on the flower ( some consider this a compositional “do not” when it comes to flowers ) and attempted to use the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds suggests dividing the image into a nine square grid with four lines and placing the subject along the intersection of the lines of intersection. I think I nailed it.

October 16th, 2011   The Rules 20111016 NIKON D40 4700

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 DX
Exposure: f/5.6 @ 1/320s ISO 200

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