Rule of Thirds Finder

designed by Parsons & Charlesworth



This pocket sized gazing device is based on the Rule of Thirds, which breaks an image into nine equal parts using two equidistant vertical lines and two equidistant horizontal lines. This ratio is often used by artists to create compelling compositions. It encourages artists to avoid placing the subject of their image in the center. Use the Rule Of Thirds Finder to help capture visual tension in your compositions.


hold at an arms length

close one eye,

adjust the frame balance and compose


Parsons & Charlesworth is a design studio founded by Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth. Together they explore practical, rhetorical, poetic and speculative possibilities of object making.

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