The Diagonal Method

The Diagonal Method is a method of composition alternate to the popular Rule of Thirds.  Although it is less known than the Rule of Thirds, historically significant photographs, mainstream advertisements and even famous paintings use this technique. Read the article.


One of the rudimentary composition techniques is the Rule of Thirds. This is where the points of interest in a photograph are located either on the vertical or horizontal (imaginary) lines dividing the picture into nine squares of equal size. Read more about the Rule of Thirds in Wikipedia.