“To the sculptors of classical Greece and Rome, the Divine Proportion was recognized as ideal for the human anatomy.”
Bulent Atalay, Math and The Mona Lisa
The Challenge this week is The Rule of Thirds. If you are not familiar with the concept the description given in the weekly challenge is as follows:
“The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.”
More simplistically – as you compose your picture envision a tic-tac-toe board in your viewfinder. Place your main subject at any of the four intersections of the horizontal and vertical lines and viola – Rule of Thirds accomplished.
Here are today’s choices (one even has bokeh.)
“If the Golden Ratio makes the front of a building look fantastic, imagine what it can do for the backside of a woman.”
The Proportion of Blu (Designer Jean Company, whose fit is based on the Golden Ratio). Vogue April ’07