Today, we discuss a composition trick that eats the rule of thirds for breakfast!! I think by this point we’re all familiar with the more popular composition techniques for creating powerful landscape photos. We know to use leading lines to draw the viewer into our photos, we know to use layers to create depth in our images and we frame our photographs using the rule of thirds, but are these really the best approaches?
Now as far as the first two points go, I’m a big fan of both, but I’m not 100% sold on the rule of thirds as a long term solution for composition. Let us discuss what I think a better compositional technique is for replacing the rule of thirds. I think the rule of thirds has it’s place when you’re a beginner, but once you become comfortable with applying it to your landscape photos where do you advance from here?
One of my favorite aspects of landscape photography is that it cannot be perfected, there’s always something you can improve and there’s always something new you can learn. I think composition is perhaps the most difficult aspect of landscape photography so whenever there’s a new technique that can be applied to improve upon this, I’m all for it! I hope you are able to get some new composition tips out of it that you can apply to both your on-location and post processing workflow moving forward!
If that’s not enough for you, see our 12 Tips To INSTANTLY Improve Your Photography Composition.