One of the main image design rules is the correct positioning of the subject. A main subject which is simply placed just in the center is often very boring and not captivating.
The golden ratio is a tool and not a hard and fast rule for a harmonious image construction. He describes the division of the image in a split ratio. As nature sets an example to us of this special relationship, it often seems to us just before harmonious. That means:
The partial distance a is related to the distance b as part of the total distance a + b to a (61.8% to 38.2%). Is quite simple, right. In math we Photo enthusiasts have always been paying attention.
Through the resulting screen you can now quite easy to align your main subject. As a rule of thumb and rough guide, albeit approximate, do you note the split 1/3 to 2/3. This is often represented as guides in the cameras and seekers. For many DSLRs there are special &# 8220; focusing screens *&# 8221; indicating these auxiliary or grid lines in the viewfinder. How this can look like, you look up the article image.
Here are some sample images as the golden ratio can be used:
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There are always exceptions, see therefore the tip loose. The golden ratio is a simple tool and not as complicated as it may sounds.
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