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Project52/Week2/Rule of Thirds

January 12, 2018  •  13 Comments

Indianapolis Indiana






Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project

Theme: "Rule of Thirds"

This is a blog circle!

If you scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the link, it will take you to the next very talented Pet Photographer. Keep going until you land back here and you will have come full circle!

The biggest rule in photography is there are no rules! That said, there are some proven guidelines that can be followed to enhance the impact of your image. The "rule of thirds" is one of these. Visually divide your image into 9 equal parts  - think of a tic tac toe grid! The rule of thirds says that you should place the most important elements in your scene along these lines, or at the points where they intersect. In pet photography I consider the eyes to be the most important element & will often use the rule of thirds to draw the viewers attention right to them. With online photo's of shelter dogs it is paramount that potential adopters feel an immediate connection, so much so they NEED to come in for a meet and greet right away!

Here are a few examples of how you can use the "rule of thirds" with your pet. (Taken this week at the shelter).

"Jericho", Nine month old Terrier/retriever mix. 

Available for adoption


"Bruce Wayne", 2 y.o. Hound mix. 

Adoption Pending!


"Roxana", 1 1/2 y.o. smooth collie mix.  

She made an appearance in last weeks blog & is still available 😔


There are >20 photographers participating this week so grab your cuppa Joe or glass of wine and enjoy! Next up in the circle is Shelly Ellis,  Pet Photographer-Studio and location Orangevale and greater Sacramento Area.

Until Next time,



Linda Perdue(non-registered)
I love these! The middle photograph of the hound is so soulful!
Sam Adele(non-registered)
Eek I love these! That's all :D I wish I could bring all 3 here!
Great photos, great placement. Honestly, if I were in your area, I would have already adopted Roxana. She is beautiful.
These photos are beautiful, and the dogs are lucky to have you to capture their best look! Hoping Roxana finds a home this week.....if only I was closer!
Nancy Kieffer(non-registered)
OHHHHHH! Those eyes on Bruce Wayne......I want to pick him up and hug him, he looks so sad!
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