The Golden Ratio

By Stu


The Golden Ratio in graphic form

Understanding the golden ratio is key to unlocking the full potential of your pictures – master it and you’ll be halfway to becoming a great Jedi – er, sorry, I mean, photographer!

So, my young apprentice, let us discover the ways of golden ratio…

In boring practical terms, the golden ratio divides a rectangle (e.g., a photograph) into progressively smaller sections, with the larger section 1.618 times the size of the smaller – that’s the ratio part – 1 : 1.618.

(Don’t worry, we didn’t really understand that either!)

What does this have to do with photography? Good question.

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