The Golden Spiral

Im sure you have heard of the “rule of thirds”  when you are composing your images, but

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The Golden Spiral composition grid

did you know that there are other composition grids. In Lightroom with the crop tool selected by hitting the letter “O” (not a zero) you can cycle through the other grid layouts. Also by hitting Shift – O you can cycle through rotating the grid.DSC_6785The image above of a woodcock is a great example of the Golden Spiral. Notice how the eye of the bird is placed in the center of the spiral.
Check out some of the other grids in Lightroom, learn the rules of compostion, but don’t be afraid to break the rules.

So pick up that camera and get out there and shoot images and experiment with other rules of composition.

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About Bruce Wunderlich

Bruce Wunderlich is a photographer from Marietta, Ohio. He became interested in photography as a teenager in the 1970s, and has been a passionate student of the art ever since. Bruce recently won Photographer’s Choice award and Grand Prize at the 2015 Shoot the Hills Photography Competition in the Hocking Hills near Logan, Ohio. He has also instructed local classes in basic digital photography. Check out Bruce’s photos at Flickr
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