This week’s challenge asked us to explore The Rule of Thirds for Pet Photography. This rule applies to composing art that will draw its viewer to the most important or strong aspects of the work. And it reminds us that the most powerful points of a photograph are held at the points where intersections of thirds occur.
In this example of Oatis, a beautiful draft horse that now serves as an equine therapy horse @ Hoofs4Healing, we can see how much more powerful and dramatic the image becomes after I recomposed it to give Oatis room to look outward. By placing his eye at the top left intersection of thirds, now we see most clearly what the image was captured to highlight. And the bonus negative space left for him to look outward gives me more cause to ponder about Oatis’s thoughts. . .the image feels more like a story now.
I love making art and I love horses, so these two combined made a super fun week for me in this 52 Week Pet Photography challenge. I hope that you will continue on in our blog circle to see Danyel Rogers’ take on The Rule of Thirds over at Wag to my Heart Photographer, providing photography needs for the Portland Metro area.
And if you’re interested in having us capture your furry or feathered friends, give us a shout at 912.650.0242! We’d love to connect with you.