Owls like to teach. This owl is an art expert and wants you to know how composition works.
There are several positioning guidelines to properly compose a work. These are the most common
- Use the rule of thirds to structure the work, placing items of interest 1/3 or 2/3 from the top or bottom.
- When moving by thirds, adjust the bass by one step
- Use the golden ratio for additional positioning. Instead of breaking the image into three equal parts, this uses 1:1.618 for positioning.
- If the math is too hard, use this online slide rule: http://www.antiquark.com/sliderule/sim/n909es/virtual-n909-es.html
- Use the golden triangle, imagining a line from corner to corner, then breaking that into two right triangle, aligning objects to these lines.
- To convert a wrong triangle into a right triangle, try a public apology, a large donation, or deflecting distraction
- Use the golden rule and make your image look as you wish photos of yourself did
- Be sure to leave space so things aren’t too crowded.
- When leaving space, be sure to double-check your heat shields
As it turns out, owls aren’t as smart as they think they are.