9. Beyond the Rule of Thirds
A Brief History, Some Psychology, and Positive and Negative Space
By David Brommer
I have a wonderful job. Aside from living a life of photography, I run a seminar program where I get to work with legendary photographers and also create photo programs. Lots of people show me their work, and I notice a recurring issue: They cut the scene in half. This is considered a cardinal sin in the world of photographic composition. And the more I look, the more base compositional problems I begin to notice. So I’ve done what any decent, self-respecting, photo guru would do—I created a program called, “Better Photographic ...