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Professional Development: A Different “Rule of Thirds”

As photographers who regularly visit photography web sites and blogs, we all seem to be driven by very personal commitments to learn new things and to improve. Over the years I’ve been using my own ‘rule of thirds’ – not as a composition technique – but as an approach to help me direct my own development efforts when it comes to photography. As is often said, “So much to learn, and so little time!” Basically my “rule of thirds” focuses on three factors that are always involved when creating images and can also help guide our development as photographers:

  1. My skill and vision as a photographer

  2. The equipment I use

  3. The software I use in post processing

(Note: I hope you don’t mind that some of my favorite images are sprinkled though this article to provide visual breaks)

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