One of the very popular starting points of photography, art, design, or painting is to understand the rule of thirds. Sometimes we like to keep this composition always abiding by putting our subject on one of the intersections of the lines but with this month’s challenge, we want to mix it up. We are asking you to put the subject in the middle of the frame. Decide whether you want to put your subject in a shallow or deep depth of field and watch what is around the subject. Reading an image from left to right you want to be aware of the position of the subject and decide what you want to say before you take the image. And what we always chat about in our photography courses is an abundance of patience deciding what you what to photograph and why. It is important to consider how you will create this image by use of the manual mode and the settings on your camera and practice!

Tips and Inspirations:

Symmetry is important. By centering your subject you create a sense of size and space. You can also zoom in filling the frame but keeping still a middle point of interest. “Middle” composition draws your eye inwards to the frame and keeps you there.

Alec Soth

George Frederic Watts

The winner of this Challenge is Anita Berkhane

This image grabbed our attention immediately. Anita has cleverly used colour and composition to create an eye-catching image- (excuse the pun)! She has framed the hands and phone perfectly and using shallow depth of field to blend the pinky/ bluey tones that match his eye and skin tone. Very clever! Well done.

Submission Deadline

31 March 2019, 23:59 UK Time

  • All submitted images will be assessed on the basis of creativity, technical quality and coherence with the theme
  • Save your image as JPG with 3000px on the long edge and highest image quality setting
  • Submit a short 3 line text you want to publish together with your image that describes you idea
  • Submission is limited to one image per photographer and monthly challenge
  • You must sign up for the LIoP Challenge in order to submit your image
  • Submission deadline is 31 March 2019, 23:59 UK Time.