Rule of Thirds in Photography: Definition & Examples


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Which of these disciplines uses the rule of thirds?

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1. How many horizontal lines are used to divide a composition to apply the rule of thirds?

2. What is the term for when two lines intersect in the rule of thirds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the Rule of Thirds in photography. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include a description of the Rule of Thirds as well as how far back artists have been contemplating this compositional guideline used in photography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Specific disciplines that use the Rule of Thirds
  • Term describing two lines intersecting
  • Rule of Thirds history and description
  • Horizontal lines drawn in the Rule of Thirds

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Rule of Thirds in photography
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about photography and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding lines used in the Rule of Thirds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about early sources of this technique

Additional Learning

To learn more about photography, review the accompanying lesson called Rule of Thirds in Photography: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the Rule of Thirds
  • Name the term for four points at an intersection of lines
  • Explain how the Rule of Thirds is applied to several examples from the lesson
  • Understand this technique and its significance to the art of photography