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If you were to superimpose them one on top of the other, you would get something that resembles the familiar grid we are used to seeing, the grid that helps ...

So the key to understanding images and harmony starts with a little science. The Golden Ratio is ones of those bits of science that can be applied to design ...

Golden ratio overlay illustrates the focus of the painting at the eye. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

There is more going on than what meets our eyes . . . Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci is 'phi' (also known as the Golden Ratio or the ...

... of today's photography equipment has become so complex that it actually in many cases distracts us from photography. Well, the Golden Mean Ratio can be ...

If you were to superimpose them one on top of the other, you would get something that resembles the familiar grid we are used to seeing, the grid that helps ...

So the key to understanding images and harmony starts with a little science. The Golden Ratio is ones of those bits of science that can be applied to design ...

#1 shows the original photo with a Golden Spiral overlay. #2 shows the crop using Millie's left eye as the focus point. #3 shows the cropped photo which was ...

Marilyn Monroe - illustration of the golden ratio of beauty charted on this portrait taken by Milton Greene

The idea is that when u overlay the golden spiral on top of the artwork, im taking leonardo da vincis mona lsia as an eg, you want the focal point which is ...

If you're a REAL stickler for details, you may have noticed that there is a slight difference between the intersecting lines of the Phi graph, ...

Another (and slightly simplified) way to crop images via the Golden Ratio is to use the Rule of Thirds. It is not as precise as the Golden Ratio but it will ...

The curves of the bow of the ship suggested the Fibonacci sequence might be a good place to compose and the Golden Spiral Crop Overlay from Lightroom helped ...

The Phi Grid helps you visualize the Golden Ratio as a part of each image. It is based on a combination of smaller rectangles in a grid over an image, ...

Light gray compositional guides on white owls in the snow are a recipe for eye fatigue. Here I have darkened the image so that you can better see the golden ...

Examples of geometric overlays that are used to “prove” the use of Golden Ratio as well as related design devices.

The finished image shows a powerful composition observing the rule of space, and, guided by the golden spiral, a powerful placement of the talons.

Some artists also like more oblique and esoteric constructs, such as division of the visible light spectrum by the golden mean, or segments thereof.

This screen capture shows cropping using the Rule of Thirds as our guide. The overlays are faint in this image. The frog's eye is the most important part of ...

In this photograph, from Key West, I lined up the horizon with the top line of the Phi grid. In my opinion, when you line up the horizon with a rule of ...

When you take the canvas area and divide it into 'thirds' Horizontally and Vertically, where the lines cross in the picture area is a 'Golden Mean', ...

But according to George Markowsky, "the biographies of Leonardo by Clark, Vallentin, and Zammattio et al give no indication that he used the golden ratio in ...

... or at least attempting to properly compose an image isn't only for fine art photography, it can change your snapshots from OK to EYE-PLEASING and FLUID.

So I fooled around for quite a while but finally I had six variations I was fairly happy with. Again “Golden Ratio” on the left, “Rule of Thirds” on the ...