When taking a picture, it is important to have a good composition.
We suggest you to activate the grid of your camera and use the “Rule of thirds” to achieve great results easily. Your display will be divided into nine parts through vertical and horizontal lines. The “Rule of thirds” is about placing important elements of the image along the lines or in their intersections. The lines can help you to have a photo, for example, with perpendicular horizon and buildings. In fact, one of the problems of the architecture images is the horizon and inclined buildings.
BUT: this rule is not always mandatory. Above, you can see two examples. The picture on the left is our favourite, because the portion of the sky is balanced, no matter if the white building is over the grid line. In the picture on the right, the skyscraper is aligned on the grid line, but the portion of the sky is too large. Well, use the “Rule of thirds”, but always ask yourself if you can take a better composition. Rules are made for being broken, isn’t it?
Another interesting effect is the use of perspective in the composition. It allows to take very dynamic pictures. In the examples above, we can see a few ways to apply the perspective effect to the objects in foreground and to use vanishing points in different positions of the frame.