week 46: classic golden triangle

We continue our month-long study of classic compositional techniques by exploring the proportions of the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle rule generally applies to photos with diagonal lines. It involves splitting your photo into three sections that contain the same angles. First, divide the frame into two equal triangles with a diagonal line and then divide any one of the triangles into two by drawing a line from the corner of the frame towards the central line, making an angle of 90 degrees. Now you have a total of three triangles; one large and two smaller ones. When you place your diagonal elements in the frame it makes for a dynamic composition.

I was honored that Colleen, Alexis’ school teacher, allowed me to share some of her photos from her newborn photo shoot on my website, and this photo shows the golden triangle (although not sure it is easily visible to a non-photographer’s eye).

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