I know what your thinking. Why is Scott starting up the assignment the first week in January? It will become clear in just a little bit.
When I first started studying composition, the Rule of Thirds was one of the first “rules” I came across (click link for more information). For this assignment, I am looking for a photo or photos taken by you using the Rules of Thirds OR use a former photo of yours and apply the Rule of Thirds via cropping. Show me the before and after versions, please.
The reason for the fast start to the January 2012 assignment a week early is I will be doing a random drawing of all the assignment submissions. The winner will get a FREE spot in Kent Weakley’s next eClass on Composition starting on January 20, 2012. Kent’s eClasses are outstanding and done totally online so anyone in the world and take them.
As in the other assignments, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr, Google+ or other photo sharing site, personal website or any other place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then we can visit those sites and enjoy everyone’s Rule of Thirds photos.
Please, have your photos posted on or before Midnight (Eastern Standard Time, US), Wednesday, January 18, 2012. This will give me time to draw the winner of the eClass and contact them. Don’t have a place to post? Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo community like flickr. As I have done for all the Assignments, I’ll put together a recap with my comments.
If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. With the addition of the eClass prize, I would doubly appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this assignment so we can get lots of people to participate. Blog it, Tweet it, FaceBook it, Google+ it, email it and talk about it to your fellow photographers, bloggers, friends and family. Thank you!