Golden Triangles Method


A lesser-known but useful framing technique is the Golden Triangles Method. In this technique the image is divided across one of its diagonals forming two triangles. Then, one of the triangles is divided again to form two right angle triangles, with a common line connecting to one of the remaining corners of the image. The key principle is to position core scene elements that roughly approximate the dimensions of these three triangles. Obviously, this technique works best for scenes with strong diagonal features. It’s rare that you’ll have diagonal features that correspond to each of the three triangles, aligning your main subject with one of the triangles is sufficient for the technique to work.

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