Photography // 9 grid zone (new blog design)

Hey there everyone! So to start this post off I would like to introduce my new blog design. I am still working on the sidebar so that is not completely done but I have a majority already done! I love it. So vintage yet modern! In my digital photo class I am taking, In class we were assigned to take 6 photos using the 9 grid zone. Basically the 9 grid zone is a way to make your photos’ more interesting. If you were to draw lines down your photo into thirds in either direction (looks like a tic-tac toe board) you would basically want your main element/s to be on the intersection of the line or directly on one of the lines. The photo above shows how the start of each water tower is on a line as well as the tops of each water tower. The photo is much more interesting this way. Here are a few more samples.
I hope that gave a small tip for beginning photographers! Simply imagine a tic-tac toe grid over your camera screen and align your main focus on one of the intersecting lines or parallel to one of the lines.
xoxo drew

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 4, 2012 / 11:39 am

    Great tips! Good pics. I will have to try this! Post more tips!!

  2. September 4, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Thank you for the tip, and the great explanation of how to execute it! Your photos are fabulous! I love the leaf on the pebbles, and the fire hydrant. The black and white is excellent for those!

  3. September 4, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Great advice. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks!!!

  4. September 7, 2012 / 8:25 am

    WOW, you are a skilled photographer! NICE shots, and beautiful in black&white!

  5. April 5, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Good stuff. It is interesting to read comments.