Rule of Thirds Photography Challenge

Week #1 – Rule of Thirds – Photo Challenge

In Photography by Jerad Hill1 Comment

To kick off the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge we will be in the category of Composition. I would argue that the most challenging aspect of photography is to train your eye to see the potential of a scene to become a great photo. Some great photos happen by accident, but most great photos happened because someone’s eye saw something that everybody else didn’t. This week we will be focusing on The Rule of Thirds.

The Rule of Thirds is a composition tool to help you place your point of interest in your photo. Most cameras come with an option to turn on the rule of thirds to help with your composition. It is totally acceptable to turn this on to help you with this challenge.

Looking through my photos, I realized that I tend to center my subjects quite often. It’s a natural thing to do. Place it in the middle with equal space on each side. While there are perfectly acceptable situations to center crop your point of interest, using the rule of thirds can help you invoke a variety of different emotions in the viewer as they look at your photo.

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Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here:

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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  1. Hello Jerald …
    Great job for bringing this photography challenge…I love taking photos but I dont have a professional camera. I normally use my mobile camera for taking photos. Can I use my mobile cam here for this challenge?

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