Let’s break away from the norm and how about we have a little fun with the “rule of thirds” and using the power of three for moment.
In art, the rule(or guideline) of thirds suggests that we place points of interest along the third lines of an image or in the area of intersecting lines. We do this to create synergy, flow and create important landing points to attract and lead our viewer through the image. The goal here is to make the image flow naturally and pause the viewer at the strongest areas of our image. Now, let’s explore using the power of three. Say what?.. it’s true!, the power of three really does exist! The number three is distinctly relevant in all of our culture…music, art, writing, TV and even photography. Visual thinking in terms of three is said(and proven) to be more stimulating and satisfying. It is even suggested that groups of three can release tension… hmm, three dogs, I think not. 🙂
It is also suggested that the number three is the lowest figure in which the human mind can form a pattern. The trick to using the power of three exists when you begin to see it in everyday life… not just the obvious, but in exploring it in terms of light, layers, objects, shapes and so on… The benefit to the viewer is that there is an order, or perhaps a flow… a peaceful feeling or even energy or chaos. It’s what draws us into an image and evokes a feeling or emotion. Regardless of your taste, the number three will be there, guiding your bliss when you least expect it.