Find Your Passion

My purpose of this post is to learn and understand the different designs of photographs. It includes three things. Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines and Depth of fields. I used three different professional photographs and the other three photographs were taken by me recently. To give you a clear information, I made some draw overs on each copy of the pictures.

Rule of Thirds

Photo by Pixbay –

In the above picture, both the bird and the wire are following the rule of third. When I divided this picture using the Rule of Thirds lines, I could clearly see how the photographer was able to apply the Rule of Thirds principle clearly. The horizontal wire placed at the lower image where the bird stood. Along with the wire, the bird also placed where two red lined connected to each other.

Photo credit by Veera Beeraka – Salt Lake Temple
This photo was taken last year fall. I didn’t notice that this picture followed the Rule of Thirds principle. In this picture, the Temple placed on the right side, and it has many designs on the top of the temple. When I drew the Rule of Thirds lines, the two red lines connected to the Temple. In the far edge, the sky was also almost connected to the top horizontal line. This picture and the above bird picture have so many similarities when I applied the Rule of Thirds principle.

Leading Lines

Photo by Daniel –

The photographer was able to show a  clear picture where it followed the Leading Lines towards the red light at the end. The man walking, the railway tracks along with the train on the left side of the tracks following the Leading Lines in the same direction. The viewer attention in this picture was the red light at the end of the platform.

Photo credit by Veera Beeraka – BYU-I Center
This was a simple picture which is demonstrating the leading lines. There are many chairs arranged in order making some space in each section. Every space leading towards the stage. We can clearly observe that through the lines which I drew. In this picture, I can be able to compare leading lines with the professional picture which was  above.

Depth of Field

Photo by Fernando –
This is a perfect example of Depth of Field principle.  The camera was only focusing on dandelion and the background area still appears but sharp. The photographer had to take this picture very closely in order to have a good focus, and not to lose the quality of the dandelions. Any viewer can easily identify what’s the main focus in this picture.
Photo credit by Veera Beeraka
I took this picture two days back. I kept my watch in front of laptop background and took a close shot where I was able to focus on my main object. I had a hard time to focus on a specific object. But keeping the subject relatively close to the camera and by keeping the background elements further away was a tip to get Depth Field pictures.


We often don’t realize that we follow some rules and principles when we take pictures. Learning about the important rules will really help in making our photos from good to better or best.  Each of the examples which I gave was really useful information even if we think a little bit about these rules before we take pictures. Along with these principles, many people have a unique talent for taking pictures. Some of those don’t even follow any of these rules.



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