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Assignment 13Subject Placement

“It is impossible to give you rules that will enable you to compose. If it were possible to compose pictures by rule, Titian and Veronese would be ordinary men.”

—John Ruskin

Purpose: Practice for Placing the Subject in an Optimal Area of the Image.

Part 1—Rule of Thirds #1

Using the rule of thirds, choose a subject and place it at the intersection of each of the four lines.

FIGURE 13.1–13.4 In Figures 13.1 thorough 13.4 the subject has been placed on the four intersecting lines according to the rule of thirds.

FIGURE 13.1–13.4 In Figures 13.1 thorough 13.4 the subject has been placed on the four intersecting lines according to the rule of thirds.

Part 2—Horizon Lines

Locate a subject that contains a horizon line.

  1. Place the horizon in the lower ...

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