Well done treatise on compositional choice, Robin. Regarding your "rule of thirds" investigation, I find that I can see the "rule" at work in your representative photographs merely from a weight/placement aspect. This is not to say that I think you're wrong, only that even in wanting to rethink a rule, a photographer who is skilled will often compose with the benefit of experience playing a role in the outcome. That said, I'm glad someone(s) are challenging the received notions of the wider (and often "workshop") community to make the case for reinterpretation of "the rules." I applaud your start and look forward to more from you.
Mary in Fort Myers
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10 years ago
Thanks, and great observations you've made about the article's photos and composition in general. Yes, you can take the girl out of the rule of thirds, but I guess you can't totally take the rule of thirds out of the girl :)