The Composition Tool That Is Far Better for Landscape Photography Than the Rule of Thirds

Composition is one of the first lessons most photographers take seriously and its power over the quality of your images is undeniable. However, the “one composition to rule them all” mindset that is prevalent in photography is both limiting and boring.The rule of thirds is a good composition, I’m not denying that. I still use it and most landscape photographers who are top of their game will use it too. It’s easy to remember, easy to compose, and easy to spot scenes that fit the grid. What it isn’t, however, is the only composition. One alternative is, as Mark Denney points out, more in keeping with our minds: the Golden Spiral. 

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