I read a fairly eye opening article written by Jake Garn at Whimsical Fashion Photography: The Lazy Rule of Thirds. Apprently, the rule, as it was taught to me and countless other people, isn’t really about dividing a photo into thirds. Instead, the rule of proportions is really about the Golden Mean. The article is interesting, well written and has a ton of great examples. It’s certainly worth a read.
Read the article: Lazy Rule of Thirds