Simple Photo Tip: Why the Middle Line Is as Important to Good Composition as the Rule of Thirds

Here’s a simple but enlightening photo tip we had not fully thought of before. One of the secrets to great photo composition is not just the oft cited “rule of thirds," or the even the frequently referenced “golden spiral,” aka the “Fibonacci Sequence,” it’s something as basic as “the middle line” in a photo.

Watch the below video from Light Club, where they show you why the middle line plays such a key part in iconic images by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Vivian Mayer, Fan Ho, Andreas Gursky, Steve McCurry and many others.

This tip might not “change your life” like these Lightroom secrets we shared earlier today but it could very well change how you visualize and compose your images. Always remember: there's magic in the middle.