February Photography Challenge

Discussion in 'February 2019 Challenges' started by bestcee, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    Hey everyone! This month we are going to talk about the rule of thirds photography technique.

    The rule of thirds is probably the most well-known rule. It's also one of the easiest to fake with a good crop if that photo didn't turn out quite right! The idea is that you break an image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Where the lines intersect is where you want to put important elements of the photo. You don't have to be exactly on the intersections, near them works just as well.

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    On my photo, my son's face is in the intersection of the lines. It helps bring the eye right to his face in the photo. Having his body along the line also helps him be the focus.

    Your challenge is to scrap a photo that uses the rule of thirds. Have fun! Here's my page:
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    Please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery, linked to the February Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).
     
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  2. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Great challenge, Courtney! It's good to remind myself to use this rule more often.
     
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  3. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    Easy one for me - thanks so much.
    Bottom left is the rule of thirds example.
     
  4. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    Too many photos to choose from. Hmmm, I'll be back. Ok so here is mine. Took these over the weekend.
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  5. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Avoided the Slough of Despond (because of MOC ending!), by jumping into the February challenges. The photo is cropped to the rule of 3rds, it's placement is by rule of 3rds, and even the background papers are arranged 1/3 and 2/3. Fun challenge for this "priceless" photo my DDIL took of her youngest two exchanging a hug.
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  6. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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    cinderella Paper and Ribbons and Bows ... oh my!

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  9. kelley

    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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    Here's my page :) I composed the shot with my daughter's eyes on the intersection using the rule of thirds.

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  10. RJMJ

    RJMJ Picked like a bright red apple right off the tree!

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    Another Great Challenge!...I Knew What I Was Gonna Do As Soon As I Read This One!...

    *As Some Of You May Know...Those Of You Who Visit My Gallery From Time To Time...I Am On A Somewhat Personal Journey Of Health/Mind/Soul/Spirit/Discovery/Healing...My Layout Is Another One On This Genre/Theme...I Wanted The Rather Prolific Photo Dealing With Struggle/Anxiety/Depression To Be The Focus...So I Smalled Down The WA Substantially...So As To Not Distract From The Photo...Eventhough...The WA Is Just As Important To Explain & Complete My Message...The Colors Of Pink & Purple Are Representing Hope...And The White & Yellow:The Light Of Hope Specifically...

    *For My Take Each Day As It Comes Layout-I Used:

    *A New Me-Bundle-Little Butterfly Wings
    *Butterfly Basics-New Year Edition-Little Butterfly Wings
    *Feeling Blue-Pink Reptile Designs
    *Glisten-Bundle-Dawn Inskip(3)

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  11. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    The inserted photo of my husband pointing is my "rule of thirds" photo with the focal point the right side upper 1/3 intersection. The background is another of my photos.

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  12. Bagheertje

    Bagheertje Well-Known Member

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    here is mine: the horizon & the position of my brother follow the rule of thirds
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  13. Dady

    Dady Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine
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  14. djp332

    djp332 Dude. They're on your head ...

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    I might have 2 photos that meet the criteria - the big one on the left side, and the middle of the smaller photos on the right.
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  15. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thanks for the great challenge, Courtney.

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  16. snickels

    snickels New Member

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    I like when I pay attention to the composition of my photos...thanks for the challenge!
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  18. Meg

    Meg There's no place like home

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    Great challenge.
     
  19. weaselwatchr

    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

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