These are technically 2 separate posts, but I've placed them together because you should know both of these already. Think of this as a review of 2 relative topics. Both are concerned with composition.
RULE OF THIRDS:The rule of thirds is a guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.
- text from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
GOLDEN RATIO: The golden ratio, also known as the golden proportion, golden mean, golden section, golden number, and divine proportion is the division of a given unit of length into two parts such that the ratio of the shorter to the longer equals the ratio of the longer part to the whole or, when a line is divided such that the ratio of the longer part of the line to the whole is exactly the same ratio as the shorter part of the line is to the longer part.
The Golden Rectangle can be used to create a spiral, the Golden Spiral (also see Fibonacci Sequence). Starting with one Golden Rectangle, a second Golden Rectangle can be attached to the first using the longest side of the rectangle, side A as the shortest side B of the next rectangle. To this end the second rectangle is constructed 90 degrees perpendicular to the first rectangle. If this process is continued, called the spiraling of the Golden Rectangle, a curved line can be drawn through the corners of the rectangles creating the Golden Mean spiral. The spiraling of the Golden Mean spiral continues indefinitely in inward and outward directions, it's getting smaller and smaller spiraling inwards and getting bigger and bigger spiraling outwards. -image and all Golden Ratio text from: http://www.tokenrock.com/explain-golden-ratio-177.html
STUDENTS: ONE sample of Power of thirds
Please post below with a website address displaying an image. Then explain how this sample displays the correct Power of Thirds.
Please check this each Monday of the semester for information. Put this in your head. Use it. Live it. Be a great designer.