Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rule Of Three






Sa kolehiyo ay may subject kaming tinatawag na Photojournalism. From the word itself, tinuturuan ang mga estudyante na kumuha ng litrato sa paraang agaw-pansin sa mambabasa. Sabi ng aming professor na si Javier, pictures play a huge part in selling the story. Kapag walang shock or aesthetic value ang iyong litrato, lesser ang chances na babasahin ang iyong article.

Humans are visual-loving creatures daw kasi.

So we were taught not just to capture images but to identify and manipulate the composition. Though I vaguely remember how to adjust apertures and lenses, the basic elements of photography were ingrained in my memory. At dahil interesado si pareng Dom Jullian malaman paano ako gumamit ng camera, ibabahagi ko ang aking munting nalalaman.


Rule of Thirds






Main idea: dapat ang mga subject ay wala sa sentro ng litrato. Ito ay dahil nagkakaroon ng dimension ang image. Sa totoo ay hindi ko matandaan ang binigay na paliwanag ng aming professor. Subalit sa anumang angle at perspective natin tingan, nagkakaroon ng matinding impact ang litrato.






Halimbawa ay ang litratong makikita natin sa itaas. Gumuhit ako ng linya (dalawang horizontal at dalawang vertical na dapat ay proportional) upang ipakita kung paano nawala sa sento ang mga subject. (ie, yung lalaking naka bend-over, yung araw at yung guard tower sa dulo) Sa unang tingin, tanging ang papalubog na araw ang una nating mapapansin. Subalit dahil sa rule of thirds, ang mga subject na may kanya-kanyang nire-represent sa composition ay nagkaroon ng distinction.




"Picking Up The Scattered Pieces"




20 comments:

Anonymous said...

nosebleed akeech.

- Viangka

domjullian said...

Thanks. Sana lang may lumabas na talent sakin sa photography

~Carrie~ said...

I only use a point and shoot camera. I googled how to take nice pictures and I read about the rule of thirds. What I learned most practically is shoot and shoot. Practice makes perfect, and continous shooting produces better photos.

Yj said...

more kuya..... gusto ko din matuto niyan.... :)

gillboard said...

very informative joms... thanks

SOLTERO said...

nice...makabili na nga ng SLR ahaha...so di ko ise sentro ari ko pag kinunan ko ahahhaa :P

Mu[g]en said...

Soltero:

Hindi ko pa nasubukan kunan ng picture si Pututoy ko. Ang mahalaga eh mag-appear siyang mahaba at mataba kesa sa original. Lolz.

At pangarap ko rin po magkaroon ng SLR. Hehe.

Gillboard:

You're welcome dude!

Mu[g]en said...

YJ:

May tropa akong nagtuturo talaga ng photography. Pero yeah, sige next naman eh choosing your subject saka shadow-play ang topic ko.

Carrie:

You can apply the rule of three principle even with a cellphone camera. Pwamis!

Mu[g]en said...

Domjullian:

Hope you enjoyed it.

Viangka

Isa kang impostora!

Felipe said...

patok na patok. Aaaaaah.... Mmmmmm!

Aris said...

wow, this is very informative. may hilig din ako sa photography kaya lang i just shoot by instinct. di talaga ako aware sa mga principles. sarap malaman at matutunan ang mga ganito. :)

arkin said...

i heard from a film student friend na our sight also has this blind spot kaya they don't put the subject sa center :) kewl.

Trip said...

just to add something about composition. on the photo u gave as an example, not only that it comply the rule of thirds but it also showed another compositional principle which is geometrics. when u chooses to show three subjects in a single shot, u can compose it triangularly.

however, if we are to be strict with composition, it is good practice not to use the horizon to half the photo. better to place the horizon off center.

nice entry. :)

Herbs D. said...

not bad ;P

Mu[g]en said...

Herbs:

Coming from a true artist like you, i am honored with your complement.

Thanks!

Kuya Trip:

Actually, there are three compositional elements that I used in that photo. One is rule of thirds, second is symmetry (which you mentioned) and third is the shadow play (which is my favorite) Didn't get the part about the horizon though. I'm still a neophyte when it comes to photography. :)

Thanks!

Mu[g]en said...

Arkin:

Didn't know about the blindspot thing, but your classmate's explanation is plausible.

Aris:

It's fun when you get to do landscape and people photograpy. Actually, when I look for inspiration, I just check Herbs' blog.

Felipe:

Hehehe. Thanks!

red the mod said...

The Rule of Thirds was primarily devised to imbue an image with the sense of depth. By allowing the subjects an off-center location places a more natural semblance to the scene. This is most apparent in Renaissance paintings in were the foreshortened foreground offsets the middle part, creating a simulated Rule of Thirds. Tiepolo and da Vinci come to mind.

Great entry sir. The expounding was very approachable. Looking forward to the succeeding lessons. :)

Mu[g]en said...

Red:

Thank you sir. It was said the rule of thirds applied first in painting before it was adopted in photography. :)

daniel said...

Hindi ko alam may math rin pala ang photography hehehe! Galing talaga ma-apply nga hehehe : )

Mu[g]en said...

Daniel:

Nako magagamit mo yan sa mga paintings mo!