Photography Composition – Understanding the Golden Ratio
It can be difficult to improve your photography composition skills. However, there is a technique that was developed thousands of years ago that you can use in minutes, and that will give you an immediate improvement in your artistic ability.
What is the Golden Ratio, and how can it be used to your advantage?
The ancient Greeks were smart people who could see the connections between various things. They are responsible for discovering the relationship between the different sides of triangles and developed the Pythagorean Theory. They also discovered the relationship between a circle’s radius and its circumference pi. They also noticed a similar relationship in the arts between great works and a specific mathematical formula (the shorter part divided by a smaller part equals the entire length divided by the greater part). This formula is actually derived at the number or, more precisely, an approximate: 1.61803… The mathematical constant phi. Ph. This constant can be seen in science, mathematics and art.
This theory has been supported by a lot of evidence over the many thousands of years that have passed since it was first proposed by the Greeks. This is what it means for photographers. This means that your subject will draw attention to certain parts of the frame. This is often called the “Rule of Thirds”, but it actually has its roots in ancient Greek mathematics.
How can I use the Golden Ratio to my advantage?
Imagine that you are creating a photograph on a blank piece. You will need to draw two lines vertically that divide the page into three equal parts. Draw two horizontal lines that divide the page in this direction. These lines are the most interesting for photographing objects. The objects placed at the intersection of two lines are more interesting. If you want to draw attention and highlight an object in your image, it is a good idea to place interesting features along intersections or lines.
This is easily proven by looking at your favourite images. You can see that the best images almost always use this strategy. This strategy is used by a large majority of the great works of art in the world, according to research. This doesn’t mean that you have to be a slave of this system. These lines can be avoided at times, but it will take practice and time to master.
Why is the golden ratio so effective for photographers?
The golden ratio, also known as the rule of thirds, forces you to move objects out of the middle of the frame. It is a natural tendency for beginners to place things in the middle. In most cases, an object in the middle of a frame does not create tension or visual movement. You must find ways to connect, for example, a person to one of the thirds and create interest.
This simple yet very effective technique can be taught to you before you spend a lot of money on expensive equipment. It is easy to learn, and it will make your images look better. While it won’t get you into the Louvre museum, it will help you get some amazing images.