What is the Rule of Thirds?

The rule of thirds is a rule used by artists and photographers in relation to composition.  How does it work?  Divide your paper into thirds as shown and place your subject in the area of the one of the circles indicated below:

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The Rule of Thirds

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Should I Enter Competitions?

Why Enter Art Competitions?

I teach many beginners and several of them become experienced and create wonderful work, yet when I suggest entering exhibitions or competitions there is a reluctance.  I think that entering competitions can provide opportunities and I will explain why it might be a good idea…

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